Ahead of the Curve Lesson Plan

Ahead of the Curve celebrates the 100th anniversary of American women gaining the right to vote with an exhibit and online profiles.

Washington has been Ahead of the Curve since it first granted women the right to vote in 1883. In 1910 our state became the fifth to include women's suffrage in its constitution — a decade ahead of the nation. And Washington women keep blazing trails in fields from science to bridge building. Ahead of the Curve highlights the pioneering spirit of some larger-than-life women and little-known stories with big impacts on Washington, the nation, and beyond.

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The lesson plans follow the inquiry arc as outlined in the College, Career, Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards and are common core aligned (Washington State standards) to challenge students in essential reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. These plans are poised to engage middle and high school students before, during, and after visiting the Ahead of the Curve exhibit (either in person or online).

Questions? Contact Laura Mott: 1-360-902-4171.

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