Introduce your students to Catherine Helen Spence who fought tirelessly as part of the women’s suffrage movement and discover her role in shaping Australia’s democracy.
Year level: Six
Australian Curriculum Content Descriptor:
ACHASSK134 – Key figures, events and ideas that led to Australia’s Federation and Constitution.
ACHASSK135 – Experiences of Australian Democracy and citizenship, including the status and rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, migrants women and children.
Catherine Helen Spence was a strong and determined lady and a key figure in the women’s suffrage movement in Australia. She challenged politicians and law-makers, not only by advocating for women’s rights, but by refusing to adhere to societal norms. She was a lady of ‘firsts’ – first published Australian female author. First published Australian female journalist. First female elected to reform boards.
Catherine Helen Spence is an inspiring Australian and your students will love meeting her as she visits Miss Townsend’s class via her time machine!
This resource features the following activities:
★ Comprehension text – meet Catherine Helen Spence when she visits Mrs Townsend’s through her time machine!
★ Comprehension flip book
★ Suffragette research profile.
★ Summary template
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