Canada:
A Changing Society

The Women's Movement

- identify major developments and personalities in the women's rights movement and demonstrate an understanding of the changing role of women in Canadian society

  A Link to Learning web-based student learning activity     www.linktolearning.com

Use information from the following web sites to respond to the questions below.

Women's Suffrage (Canadian Encyclopedia)  http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/

The Famous 5  http://www.famous5.org/html/famous5.html

1. Suffragettes were women who: __________________________________________________

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2. The early women's movement in Manitoba was mostly the creation of women from Iceland. 

Explain why. _________________________________________________________________

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3. Many suffragettes were also in the temperance movement.  What did they what to stop the use of, and why?

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4. WCTU stands for: ___________________________________________________________

5. Who were the "Famous Five"? __________________________________________________

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6. In your words, explain what the "Persons Case" was all about. ___________________________

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7. How did the women finally win their case? ___________________________________________

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8. Why was this case important? ______________________________________________________

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