This Learning Scenario has been developed by Niina Väntänen as part of the Europeana DSI-4 project.
This learning scenario aims to teach students how big events such as the World War 1 and 2 had an impact on society as a whole, and democracy today in particular. To this end, it makes use of material in the Europeana Collections about universal suffrage and suffragettes. The teacher starts by explaining the key concepts; democracy and universal suffrage. Students are then divided into groups and discuss the suffragettes. Students then do research on when universal suffrage was granted in European countries and build a timeline out of it. Students are also asked how the world wars are linked to the topic. finally, students discuss about their own country concerning the topic.