This great diamond 9 activity has been designed to help students studying the historical controversy surrounding why some women got the vote in 1918. It has been designed to be used with the full spectrum of leaners, but is particularly useful for stretching the critical thinking skills of the more able. If you are looking for a main stream resource, then please check out my card sort on this topic, which can be found in my TES shop. However, If you wish, you can also purchase both resources along with a PowerPoint with aims, objectives, starter, assessment and pupil mark scheme for an extra £1 , under the title: 'Why did some women get the vote in 1918?'
When you purchase this resource you will be able to download a fully editable Microsoft Word document which can be differentiated further if you wish. The resource includes nine diamond shaped cards which include one of the reasons why some women got the vote in 1918. Once students have cut the cards out, they are set three tasks including:
1. Remove any reasons that you don’t think are important. Record and explain why you have removed them.
2. Sort the remaining diamonds to show which are ‘short’ or ‘long’ term consequences. Record and explain your reasons.
3. Make a smaller diamond shape using the four most important reasons why some women got the vote in 1918 and explain your reasons.
At each stage students should be feeding back to their group or the class and explain
Once students have sorted the cards, you can extend their understanding further by discussing which factor played the most important role in persuading politicians to change their mind and give some women the vote in 1918.
The aims and objectives for this lesson are:
Theme: Why did some women get the vote in 1918?
Know: What tactics did suffrage groups use to persuade politicians?
Understand: What role did the FWW play in helping to change attitudes?
Evaluate: Which historical factor played the most important role?
WILF: What Am I Looking For?
Identify and describe: The tactics used by the suffrage movements?
Explain: What role did the First World War play in changing attitudes?
Analyse: Make a judgement on which factor was the most important?
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