Below are seven learning activities which focus on different
aspects of the women's suffrage movement in Scotland. Each activity
encourages you to use archive sources to answer questions or to
discuss and debate a particular topic.
Why did women want the vote?
Why did women think that having the right to vote was so important?more
What methods did they use?
Discover the main differences between the suffragists and suffragettesmore
Arguments for and against women's suffrage
Who supported women's suffrage and why? Who opposed it?more
Reactions from the authorities, press and public
Find out how the militant suffragettes were treated by the police and authoritiesmore
The effect of world war
Why did women finally gain the right to vote? Did women's war work have an impact?more
The impact of the right to vote
Has the right to vote changed women's lives for the better?more
Five suggested activities for exploring the topic in more depthmore
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