Virtual November Birthday Party for Women's Rights Leader Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Because online video and animation is an effective way to get the attention of students, a virtual birthday party for women’s rights leader Elizabeth Cady Stanton celebrates this extraordinary woman who changed history.
A virtual birthday party produced by Suffrage Wagon News Channel is designed for the use of individuals, families, teachers, and students as an introduction to Elizabeth Cady Stanton in Seneca Falls, New York. Cady Stanton, with others, launched the Seneca Falls convention in 1848. The convention sparked a social revolution that eventually resulted in the passage of the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution in 1920 which enabled American women to vote.
The virtual birthday party consists of a general happy birthday greeting, the baking of a cake from a recipe from a vintage suffrage cook book, music played by the great great grandchildren of American suffragist Edna Kearns, links to books about Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and a link to the documentary by award-winning filmmaker Ken Burns, “Not for Ourselves Alone.”
The Ken Burns documentary is about the long-standing working relationship between Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton and their campaign for the vote and equal rights.
The virtual birthday party celebrates Cady Stanton’s birth on November 12, 1815. It makes history come alive. One outcome of the project is to encourage everyone to visit Seneca Falls, New York where the Seneca Falls Convention was held, as well as other related cultural and historic sites nearby.
Planning for a Votes for Women historic trail is underway in New York State that will eventually link numerous historic sites, of which Seneca Falls is one. The trail, a work in progress, is expected to contribute to economic development through the promotion of cultural and heritage tourism.
The virtual birthday party is recommended for use in schools and as a digital link students can enjoy themselves. The party contains a brief introduction to Cady Stanton, as well as other resources that provide more information. Teachers will find this useful for homework assignments, or it can be used for class presentations.
Suffrage Wagon News Channel celebrates the freedom of women to vote. The news channel contains stories and news of the suffrage movement as a way of building leadership today. It is intended for boys as well as girls, women and men.
The Elizabeth Cady Stanton virtual birthday party can be enjoyed at: http://www.suffragewagon.org/?page_id=4844
For more information: suffragewagon.org, 888-303-7471. Email: suffragewagon at gmail dot com.