L10 The Early Political System


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L10 The Early Political System

  1. 1. The Early Political System <ul><li>Lesson Aims: </li></ul><ul><li>To describe who the key figures in the Suffragist movement were. </li></ul><ul><li>To explain the impact on NZ society the Suffragist movement had. </li></ul><ul><li>Key Words: </li></ul><ul><li>Suffragist </li></ul><ul><li>Women’s Suffrage </li></ul>Do now: Competition: Write down as many politicians throughout NZ History as you can in 2 min. Jenny Shipley – NZ’s first female Prime Minister
  2. 2. Term Outline Enquiry Questions Where did NZ come from? Where did NZers come from? Why is NZ unique? Who are the Kiwis? Role models and national identity What is NZ’s relationship with the world? What is the future of New Zealand? Lesson Key Questions What is significant about NZ flora and fauna? What is significant about NZ geography? The tourism industry. What is biculturalism? Waitangi and beyond Who were the suffragists? How does the New Zealand political system work? Parliament and the Commonwealth. Why is New Zealand nuclear free?
  3. 3. Lesson Objectives <ul><li>To analyse the consequences of the vote on NZ society. </li></ul><ul><li>To write a structured paragraph. </li></ul><ul><li>To identify key figures in the NZ Suffrage movement </li></ul>All A Few All Create Argument
  4. 4. Glossary Terms <ul><li>Copy the following terms into your glossary: </li></ul><ul><li>Women’s Suffrage: either a group or a concept related to the rights women should have to vote. </li></ul><ul><li>Suffragist: Someone who champions the cause for women’s rights. </li></ul><ul><li>MP: literally ‘a member of parliament’ </li></ul>
  5. 5. Background to Suffrage <ul><li>On 19 September 1893 the governor, Lord Glasgow, signed a new Electoral Act into law. As a result of this landmark legislation, New Zealand became the first self-governing country in the world to grant all women the right to vote in parliamentary elections. </li></ul><ul><li>In most other democracies – notably Britain and the United States – women did not win the right to the vote until after the First World War. New Zealand's world leadership in women's suffrage became a central part of our image as a trail-blazing 'social laboratory'. </li></ul><ul><li>Write three bullet points outlining the background. </li></ul>
  6. 6. What happened? <ul><li>This is the first sheet of the Canterbury section of the huge 1893 suffrage petition, which was signed by nearly 32,000 women, almost a quarter of the adult European female population of New Zealand. </li></ul><ul><li>Suffrage leader Kate Sheppard's signature appears about halfway down the left column.  </li></ul>
  7. 7. Right to vote <ul><li>The comment added to this video reads: </li></ul><ul><li>‘ More than a dozen women in period dress marched down George Street to celebrate the hard won victory of Kate Sheppard and her fellow suffragettes, and to remind local women to enrol for this year's general election.’ </li></ul>What does this caption suggest about how women value their rights? What do you think has happened to have this effect?
  8. 8. Cartoon interpretation <ul><li>The medicine bottle which the woman is holding has a label on it which reads: </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Women’s Vote’ </li></ul><ul><li>The boy’s collar has the following written on it: </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Young New Zealand’ </li></ul>Discuss: What does this cartoon suggest about society’s reaction to women getting the vote?
  9. 9. Cartoon interpretation <ul><li>The provenance at the bottom of the cartoon states: </li></ul><ul><li>Female voter: 'Come, come, my boy you have not been looking very well lately. Better try a dose of this nice medicine. It will do you good.' </li></ul><ul><li>Young New Zealand: 'I don't like your medicine, thank-you, and I'm feeling all right. But I guess I'll have to swallow it. Maybe it won't hurt me.' </li></ul>PEE paragraph: What does this cartoon suggest about society’s reaction to women getting the vote?
  10. 10. Homework – Kate Sheppard <ul><li>Due: Next lesson </li></ul><ul><li>Research who Kate Sheppard was and write a descriptive paragraph which outlines: </li></ul><ul><li>who she was and </li></ul><ul><li>why she was significant in the Women’s Suffrage movement. </li></ul>