Battle for the Ballot: A Summer Teacher Institute


  • The Official Committee of the State of Tennessee Woman Suffrage Centennial
  • Tennessee State Library & Archives
  • Tennessee State Museum
  • MTSU Teaching with Primary Source program

Workshop Description

Please join us for a multi-day summer teacher institute for Tennessee’s educators focused on the story of the women’s suffrage movement and the important role Tennessee plays in the ratification of the 19th Amendment.  Designed for Tennessee’s classroom educators teaching topics such as:

  • the development of the women’s suffrage movement, including the Seneca Falls convention and the ideals of Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Sojourner Truth to the events of the 20th century and the showdown in Tennessee
  • the organizations and individuals involved in the Suffrage Movement, both pro-suffrage and anti-suffrage
  • Tennessee’s important role in the passage of the 19th Amendment

Standards covered in this workshop include 5.09, 5.478.42TN.46, and US. 18.


June 23-25, 2020


Tennessee State Museum, Nashville

Participants Receive

Two nights of lodging, lunch each day, curriculum resources, and 20 hours of professional development credit.


Call 615-253-3469 or email


Forty spots are available. The application deadline is March 27th. Please complete application here and submit to education@tnwoman100.comFirst priority will be given to those teaching American history/social studies. Successful applicants will be notified by April 8th of their admission status.