Women's Suffrage/Girls Rock!
The month of March is Women's Suffrage. The 6th Grade Scholars of St. Jerome School, had a project, in reference to this movement. On Election Day in 1920, millions of American Women exercised their right to vote for the first time. It took Activist almost 100 years to win that right. August 26, 1920, the 19th Amendment to the Constitution was ratified finally. All American women, like men, deserved the right and resposibilities of Citizenship.
Girls Rock is a mentoring and role model program for grades 5-8. This program is to improve each Scholar's character, reduce the number of discipline referrals, and improve their academic performance. To achieve these goals/achievements, scholars will develop a better understanding of their role and resposibility in their own female development. Understanding their roles of being a productive, respectable, and positive young lady is a must. Lastly, developing strategies for avoiding peer pressure and negative influences at school and in their community is also incorparated. The last session, the young ladies dress up. We attend a nice restaurant and an etiquette class is taught. An observation is given to ensure the young ladies know how to dine correctly. This is the second year of Girls Rock and it has been a success. The Girls enjoy discussion, journaling, and fun activities that makes Girls Rock successful.
6th Grade Teacher