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BEYOND SUFFRAGE: WOMEN MAKING AMERICA The Teachers as Historians program is funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education Office of Innovation and Improvement Teaching American History Program. For more information about the Rochester City School District’s Teaching as Historians program, please contact: Jennifer Gkourlias, Ed.D. Executive Director of Social Studies (585) 262-8470 jennifer.gkourlias@rcsdk12.org _________________________________

Stefan Cohen Lead Teacher, Secondary Social Studies stefan.cohen@rcsdk12.org _________________________________

Stephen LaMorte Lead Teacher, Secondary Social Studies stephen.lamorte@rcsdk12.org

With regard to both educational programs and employment, the Rochester City School District makes opportunities available without regard to age, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic disposition, or HIV or hepatitis carrier status.


Beyond Suffrage: Women Making America The 2011 Teaching as Historians Summer Institute will engage participants in investigating this question:

In 19th and 20th century America, what have been the most important issues affecting women and in what ways have women acted to address these issues? Saturday, July 16 Seneca Falls; 8AM-5:30PM The group will take a day trip to Seneca Falls, NY to visit the Women’s Rights National Historical Park to witness the rededication of the Wesleyan Chapel. The group will also tour the Elizabeth Cady Stanton House and the M’Clintock House. th

Monday, July 18th Susan B. Anthony House; 1-5PM Dr. Alison Parker of SUNY Brockport will discuss women’s early struggles for reproductive rights and health, and Dr. Carole Faulkner of Syracuse University will talk with the group about women’s activism during the Civil War and Reconstruction. Everyone will have a chance to tour the historic Anthony House. Tuesday July 19st Memorial Art Gallery; 1-5PM Dr. Carolyn Vacca of St. John Fisher College will present on “No Ordinary Women: Rochester Women Breaking Barriers.” Then we will visit the gallery collections to examine changing role of women as depicted through the visual arts. Wednesday July 20nd George Eastman House; 1-5PM Nora Bredes from the Susan B. Anthony Center for Women’s Leadership will discuss women’s participation in government and politics and Linda Stephens and Angela Clark-Taylor from the Rochester Chapter of the National Organization for Women will be on hand to talk about modern feminism. The group will also explore the Americana exhibit and visit Lewis Hine’s Women in Labor series in the collection at the Eastman House.

Thursday, July 21st Rochester Museum & Science Center; 1-5PM Jane Plitt, author of Martha Matilda Harper and the American Dream will join us to discuss the work of Martha Matilda Harper. Later, the group will work with documents and artifacts from the RMSC collection to learn more about the contributions and struggles of Rochester women. Thursday, August 4th 690 St. Paul Street; 1-3PM Participants will gather together one final time to celebrate and share the unit plans they created from their experiences in the institute. Program Requirements Full-time district teachers of American History will be given first priority for the 2011 Teachers as Historians Summer Institute. Participants must commit to attending all institute events and activities. In order to participate in the institute, teachers must agree to produce a unit of study for classroom use based on their experiences. Participants may work individually or with one partner to produce materials. Submitted work must… Consist of a 4 lesson unit plan Include written lesson plans in the format of the Rochester Instructional Framework (RIF) Include the use of primary source documents, objects, and materials All lesson plans and corresponding materials needed to implement the lessons must be submitted electronically on or before the final meeting date on August 4, 2011. Participants will receive up to 16 hours of RCSD professional development credit and up to a $528 stipend* upon successful completion of the institute. *Stipend amount and program activities are contingent upon continuation of federal Teaching American History Grant funding.

TAH 2011 Summer Institute  

TAH 2011 Summer Institute

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