It's Day 2 of our month-long homage to suffrage. And this is a bit of a departure. Sometimes the best way to help people remember some key facts, trivia, people and dates is to make a game out of it. And that's what we've done...with two word roundup puzzles for your entertainment. These downloads are our free gift to you.
The object of a word roundup is to find all the words hidden in the puzzle. Words may be spelled forward, backward and diagonally. It sounds tricky, but word roundups are actually lots of fun.
Women's fight for the right to vote and equal rights was a long struggle with many ups and downs. Sometimes it must have felt as though they were taking one step forward and two steps back. That's especially true when states such as New Jersey actually reversed an earlier law that gave any one (regardless of race or gender) the right to vote as long as they owned property. Later voting was restricted to free, white males.
We hope that the events and personalities encourage you to dig deeper into this part of our history. As you will quickly discover, the women who were active in the suffrage movement were a remarkable and inspirational group of leaders who represented a diverse cross-section of American society. Their stories, struggles and determination are fascinating.
Here's a bit of trivia for you to help set the tone. Did you know that between 1868 and 1872 Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton published a weekly newspaper? It was called The Revolution and their slogan was: "Men, their rights, and nothing more; women, their rights, and nothing less."
Word Roundup for Adults
The first puzzle is a word roundup for adults and packed with suffrage trivia. Click below to download a PDF of Suffrage Word Roundup. The keywords you'll be looking for are all in RED CAPS within the trivia items.
Word Roundup for Kids
The late 19th century and early 20th century was a time of great change, and that included innovation and invention. It's remarkable how many of the foods that we take for granted today first appeared around 1900. Kids will have fun hunting for the words identifying some of their favorite treats in Early 20th Century Food Fun.
Word Roundup Solutions
Need help finding some of the words? You can download the solutions here. Just click on the image to see the answers. And remember to have fun.
Then look forward to Matilda's post on Thursday.