Using visual sources to understand the arguments for women's suffrage

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By Jane Card, published 21st June 2011

Seeing the point: using visual sources to understand the arguments for women's suffrage

Visual sources, Jane Card argues, are a powerful resource for historical learning but using them in the classroom requires careful thought and planning. Card here shares how she has used visual source material in order to teach her students about the women's suffrage movement. In particular, Card shows how a chain of questions that moves from the closed and specific to the more open, is a necessary part of helping students to access the complex messages that can be elicited from such sources...

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