How Women Advocated for Their Right to Vote – New Zealand History
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The purpose of this resource is to explain how women advocated for their right to vote in New Zealand, the tactics they used, the opposition they faced, and the end result of their campaign. Both print and digital activities are provided.
This Women and the Vote resource features:
1. Four texts:
How did women advocate for their right to vote in New Zealand?
What tactics did they use?
What opposition did they face?
What was the result?
2. Reading comprehension questions (and answers)
3. Critical thinking discussion cards
4. Compare and Contrast graphic organiser (how women were viewed in Māori and European societies)
5. Pizza Friday Campaign Strategies – Synthesising Knowledge Activity
6. Non-fiction Text Types poster
7. A full digital version of activities
Aotearoa New Zealand History/Social Sciences Curriculum Links – Year 4-6:
Know: Tino rangatiratanga me te kāwanatanga | Government and organisation –
Governing and Equity
Governments have selectively supported or excluded people through processes associated with voting rights, access to education, health, and welfare provision, reflecting prevailing public attitudes of the time. Often equitable treatment has been sought by people, including Māori, Chinese, women, children, and disabled people.
How, over time, have various New Zealand governments restricted voting rights?
How have people advocated for their rights?
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