After the 19th Amendment: Teaching About Women and the American Story
Monday, November 16th ~ 3:30 PM - 4:30PM
The NYSCSS Curriculum & Assessment Committee is proud to sponsor a free, members-only webinar that will explore sources from the New York Historical Society's dynamic Women & the American Story curriculum to trace how women continued to advocate for themselves and their communities after ratification of the 19th Amendment.
Women & the American Story(WAMS) is a free, open access curriculum website from the New-York Historical Society. WAMS connects teachers and students with classroom resources that illuminate diverse women’s contributions to the American past.
Curriculum Content Overview
The early 20th century was a turning point in American history. Economic extremes, wartime mobilization, and growing federal regulations permeated daily life and had lasting impacts on the nation. Meanwhile, the passage of the 19th Amendment in 1920 expanded the electorate by granting women the right to vote. In the midst of a fraught economic, political, and social climate, women fought to activate their citizenship and exercise their newly gained rights.
This webinar will highlight a diverse range of women—across race, ethnicity, economic status, and geography—and explore the many ways they strove to legitimize their new place in American society in the face of policies and a culture that continued to limit their roles.
About the New-York Historical Society
The New-York Historical Society was established in 1804 as New York’s first museum. New-York Historical offers to visitors a vast collection of art, objects, artifacts and documents both onsite and on-line, and an ongoing collecting program that aims to facilitate a broad grasp of history’s enduring importance and its usefulness in finding explanations, causes, and insights.
Registration deadline: Monday, November 16, 2020, at noon.
REGISTRATION LINK HERE.