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HOMEWORK 2nd March 2016
How far was British society changed 1890 – 1918?
LO: to make an in-depth* timeline of British history 1890 – 1918
*In-depth: Not just dates and acts - think about changing attitudes, strengths/limitations of acts or changes, change/continuity
Tip: Colour-code the different areas: Liberal reforms, women & war
Start by using your class notes and textbook. If you prefer to do it by hand that is fine.
Use this as a starting point / check list:
Government & people
Votes for Women
Britain in WW1
Attitudes to poor at turn of century
Poor law / charity provisions for the poor
Work of social reformers
Political pressures for changes
1906 landslide victory
*Liberal reforms – strengths and limitations*
Attitudes towards women at turn of century
The development of suffrage campaign groups – NUWSS & WSPU
The dropping of reform bills
Escalation of militancy
Government reaction – e.g force feeding & cat and mouse act
The death of Emily Davidson
Start of the war
Getting the vote in 1918
Government’s changing role
Asquith as PM
Recruitment and conscription
Propaganda and censorship
Crisis of morale
Women’s role in the war
Women getting the vote in 1918
1918 – how much had changed?
In 1918 the Representation of the People Act gave the vote to some women.
How was this achieved? In this gallery you are going to examine the contribution of different groups.
Then, using the sources and information in the case studies, you can create your own web exhibition - an online 'Hall of Fame' of campaigners for women's suffrage.
Click on the Big Question to find out more.
Click here for the link to the National Archives sources
- Task 1: Click here for the research table
- Click here for the link to the moderate suffragist gallery sources that you will be working in groups to investigate
- Click here for the link to the militant suffragette gallery sources
- Click here for the link to the differences between the suffragist and suffragette sources
- Click here for Task 2 in groups choose your 9 sources you are going to put in the Hall of Fame
The vote for women - or women's suffrage
Click here for 2007 Paper - Key question: 'The suffragettes did more harm than good to the campaign for votes for women'
Click here for 2006 Paper - Key question: "Government propaganda failed to convince the British public to support for WW1"
Click here for 2004 Paper with excellent detail from sources D - G about the role of women in war time - attempt the questions related to these sources as they could be repeated this summer!
Click here for 2003 Paper - Key question: "Women were given the vote in 1918 as a reward for their work during the war"
Click here for the background to why women felt they deserved the vote
Click here for an excellent resource on why and how women got the vote
Click here on revision notes on the Suffragettes and Votes for Women
Click here for an excellent recap on the votes for women campaign
Click here for an excellent set of practise questions about the votes for women
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