Free Professional Development Opportunity: Teaching with Primary Sources Onsite Workshop – Women’s Suffrage Focus

This post is by Michael Apfeldorf of the Library of Congress.


Official program woman suffrage procession. Washington, D. C. March 3, 1913.

Come join us at the Library of Congress on October 19, from 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. for a special one-day professional development event, open to K-12 educators of all disciplines interested in incorporating primary sources into their classroom instruction.

In this hands-on, collaborative workshop, Library of Congress education specialists will model various teaching strategies for using primary sources to engage students, build critical thinking skills, construct knowledge, and launch original research. Through a series of inquiry-based classroom activities, educators will work with historic documents related to the women’s suffrage movement:  photographs, prints, manuscripts, maps, multimedia, and other resources from the Library’s collections. Many of these items are digitized and freely available online for educators to use with their students after the session. Additionally, participants will explore the Library of Congress Web site and participate in a guided tour of the Library’s “Shall Not be Denied:  Women Fight for the Vote” exhibit.

There is no charge for this professional development, but registration is required. For more information and to register, go here.  Apply now, as space is limited.  Please direct questions to [email protected].

2 Comments

  1. Mary Kay Risi
    September 12, 2019 at 12:09 pm

    I am the teacher-librarian River Dell Middle School in River Edge, NJ. We have a new 7th Grade U.S. and Civics curriculum. I have been diving in to the collection in planning for a major unit on suffrage and the 19th Amendment, but I would LOVE to take part in this training.

  2. James E. Johnson
    September 12, 2019 at 3:25 pm

    I look forward to this event.

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