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Capital District Council for the Social Studies  (Albany, NY)

Primary Sources in the Classroom: US Women's History

  • 26 Aug 2020
  • 28 Aug 2020
  • Online and Boston Athenaeum


Primary Sources in the Classroom: 

US Women's History 

Online August 26-28, 2020

Flexible in-person library visits throughout the fall

Final projects due December 31, 2020

$75 per person (includes a 1-year membership to the Boston Athenaeum)

Register Online

The Boston Athenaeum invites you to join us for “Primary Sources in the Classroom,” a workshop focused on expanding the use of visual and textual primary sources in classroom teaching.

As part of the BA's year-long commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, our 2020 workshop will explore US women's history from the Revolutionary War through World War I, including a keynote lecture on women's suffrage by Allison K. Lange, PhD.

Workshop participants will engage in a combination of group and individual activities to demonstrate and develop strategies and practices that are applicable to teaching any historical era or event.

Who Should Attend

The workshop is designed primarily for teachers of students in grades 5 through 12.

Teachers of all grade levels, homeschool educators, school librarians, and museum educators are welcome to register.

To foster a collaborative learning environment, workshop attendance is limited to 20 people.

Technical Details 

Participants must have their own laptops or tablets and internet connection. The workshop will take place on Zoom and will include both video and sound.

Benefits of Participation

All participants will receive a one-year individual membership to the BA.

Licensed Massachusetts educators will receive Professional Development Points (PDPs) for successfully completing the workshop and all assignments and assessments by December 31, 2020.


Please contact Hannah Weisman, director of education, at or 617-720-7617 for more information or to request accommodations.


Learn more and register online.

This workshop is sponsored in part by Taylor Mudge through the Mudge Fellowship Program. Participating educators are designated as Mudge Education Associates at the Boston Athenæum and will receive a one-year Athenæum membership.

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