STUDIES IN CITIZENSHIP
THE WOMAN CITIZEN IN HER STATE.
LESSON I. The Constitution and the Bill of Rights (Article 1) of Virginia. 1. The making and makers of the Constitution. 2. Development of the Constitution by Conven-tion and Amendment. 3. How has the Virginia Constitution expanded the electorate of the State? 4. How has the National Government added to our electorate? (Invited speaker-Teacher of history or Constitutional lawyer.)
LESSON II. The Woman Citizen-Her Present Status and Duties. 1. By what process does she become a voting citizen? 2. Qualifications for suffrage in Virginia-sex, race, education, residence and property. Research Topic-The Civil Rights of Women in Virginia. (Interview lawyer of community.)
LESSON III. The State Legislature. How elected and how organized. How the laws are made. Subject for Discussion-Your Representatives in the Legislature and what they stand for. (Interview your Representatives in the General Assembly.) Research Topic-Welfare laws enacted by the General Assembly of 1920. Va. Constitution, Art. 4.
LESSON IV. State Officers and Their Duties. Some of the activities and problems of the present Administration. Research Topic-What has actually been accomplished during Governor Davis' administration. (Interview the Governor.) Va. Constitution, Art. 5.
LESSON V. The State Education Board-Its Personnel and Work. Research Topic-The recommendation of the recent Education Commission, and what the Legislature did with these recommendations. Subject for Discussion-What the woman citi-zen can do for the cause of education in Vir-ginia. Va. Constitution, Art 9.
LESSON VI. Our State Educational Institutions. 1. How governed and how supported. 2. What are their various functions in State education. 3. Do they admit women? If so, what con-ditions? 4. Educational aids, such as libraries, exten-sion courses, etc.
LESSON VII. Taxation for the Support of the State. The Principles and Benefits of Taxation. Research Topic-Present Forms of Taxation. Subject for Discussion-Suggested reforms in taxation. Va. Constitution, Art. 13.
LESSON VIII. State Control of the Delinquent, Defective, and Dependent. Research Topic-State laws which deal with this class of citizens. Subject for Discussion-Suggested reforms in prison conditions, in control of insane and poor of the State. (Interview or write the Secretary of State Board of Charities and Corrections, Richmond, Va.) Va. Constitution Art. 11.
LESSON IX. State Bureau of Labor-How Organized and Conducted. Research Topic-Labor laws concerning women and children. Subject for Discussion-Suggested reforms in labor conditions in the State. (Interview or write State Labor Commissioner, Richmond, Va.)
LESSON X. The Court System in Virginia. 1. Name the various Courts and also the Judges of Supreme Court of Appeals. 2. Tell something of Court Procedure. 3. Tell something of Court