Fourth graders at Centennial Elementary, A School for Expeditionary Learning, studied voting rights and responsibilities and the history of the women’s suffrage movement. They analyzed Susan B. Anthony's characteristics as a leader and explored how leaders of change make a difference. Now, these fourth graders are convincing the Denver community of the importance of the civic right and responsibility of voting.
This radio advertisement played on Denver Public School’s radio station as a commercial throughout the summer of 2017. Please download the file to hear the inspirational voices of these students.
This project is related to EL Education's 1st Edition Curriculum, Grade 4 Module 4: Susan B. Anthony, the Suffrage Movement, and the Importance of Voting.
How This Project Can Be Useful
- Highlights a path to connect study in the classroom to authentic community action
- Demonstrates how even younger students can create an effective message
- Excellent example of young students speaking well and with conviction about their message
Common Core State Standards
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