Introduce your students to Mary Lee 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.
Mary Lee is a key figure in the women’s suffrage movement in Australia. After moving to Australia from Ireland she became a political activist, social reformer and advocate to bring about change for women in many ways. Mary Lee worked hard to improve the conditions for Australian women by establishing the Working Women’s Trade Union serving on local councils and various committees to advocate for women’s rights and needs. She pushed back against the limited view of democracy held in colonial times wherever she could to see women’s equality acknowledged.
Mary Lee 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 Mary Lee when she visits Mrs Townsend’s through her time machine!
★ Comprehension flip book
★ Suffragette research profile.
★ Summary template
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