Parent Guide > Address to Congress on Women's Suffrage
Welcome to the parent guide for this text! Read below to find out about what your child is reading in class and how you can support him/her at home.
This week in class, we’re reading "Address to Congress on Women's Suffrage" by Carrie Chapman Catt.
In this address to Congress in November 1917, Carrie Chapman Catt (1859-1947), a leader in the fight for women's suffrage, argues for the rights of women.
As we read, we will be discussing the themes of America and Gender Roles as they relate to the text. We are trying to answer these big questions :
"How has America changed over time?" and "How do we define the roles of men and women?"
Ways to support your child:
Ask your child about this speech at home:
- What was "Address to Congress on Women's Suffrage" About
- What did you learn about? About Gender Roles?
- Watch the following clips with your child at home: