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March Civics Activity

Directions: Utilize your Internet research skills to find facts that facilitate answering each question.

1. What is the role of the Speaker of the U. S. House of Representatives?

 

How is that person chosen?

 

Who serves in that position today?

 

Where does this position fall in the line of succession to the United States Presidency?

 

2. What is the role of the President pro tempore of the United States Senate?

 

How is that person chosen?

 

Who serves in that position today?

 

Where does this position fall in the line of succession to the U. S. Presidency?

 

3. Explain the powers of the office of the President of the Senate ex officio.

 

Who serves in that position today?

 

Where does this position fall in the line of succession to the U. S. Presidency?

 

4. Scrutinize your state's elected government. How many women serve in it?

 

Who is the highest ranking woman in your state's government?

 

What office does she hold?

 

5. Check out your local elected government. How many women serve in it?

 

Who is the highest ranking woman?

 

What office does she hold?

 

6. Many Native American tribes gave women voice and or authority in their government. Name

 

7. The 19th Amendment granted women the right to vote. It was ratified on August 18, 1920.
Identify a prominent women's suffrage activist from your state.

 

How did that person advocate for suffrage?

 

How has your state recognized the person's efforts? Resource - Women's Suffrage at LOC

 

8. Which of these facts from Women's History Month: March 2016 @ the US Census Bureau
is the most surprising to you? Why?

 

Extras:

Founding Mothers & Daughters of Liberty | A Woman Got it Done! - learn about outstanding women.

Examine your Government's Demographic Statistics

Constitution - Susan B. Anthony and Right to Vote | Women's Suffrage - recognize a suffragist

Who Were the Women who made up the Suffrage Movement?

What is the nature of public service? Wangari Maathai

"It was we, the people; not we, the white male citizens; nor yet we, the male citizens;
but we, the whole people, who formed the Union." Susan B. Anthony

Challenges:

*Compare your state's government with the federal government. Is the line of succession similarly organized?

 

* The line of succession in the federal government is based on positions, not on the people who hold those positions.
What significance does this hold for the U.S. Senate?

 

* Sunshine Week - You cannot legislate the weather so what is a sunshine law?

* Did you know? July 2, 1776, New Jersey gives "all inhabitants" of adult age with a net worth of 50 pounds the right to vote. Women property holders have the vote until 1807, when the state limited the vote to "free, white males."
When did women gain the right to vote in your community?

Who represents you? | Gentle Annie: Civil War Nurse

Women remain single | Exceptional Women of Pennsylvania Activity

A Note for Freedom project | Outstanding Women of the World

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January 2007 Cynthia J. O'Hora
In honor of U.S. Representative Jeanette Rankin released to public domain

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Aligned with the following Pa Academic Standards - Reading, Writing Speaking, History, Civics and Government, Science and Technology
Aligned with the National Standards for Civics and Government

NCTE Standard 3 - Students apply a wide range of strategies to comprehend, interpret, evaluate, and appreciate texts.
NCTE Standard 8 - Students use a variety of technology and information resources to gather, synthesize, and communicate knowledge.
PA Academic Standards - History, Civics and Government, Science and Technology, Reading Writing, Mathematics
ISTE Standard 3 - Technology productivity tools, ISTE Standard 5 - Technology research tools

Information Literacy Standards - Independent Learning