Professional Development for Educators
Battle for the Ballot: An Inquiry Based Workshop on Woman Suffrage in Tennessee
Join us for an educator workshop focused on the story of the woman 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 woman 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 (from standards updated in 2019) 5.09, 5.47, 8.42, TN.46, and US. 18.
Lunch, resources, and six professional development hours provided.
Tennessee State Library & Archives, the Tennessee State Museum, and the Official Committee of the State of Tennessee Woman Suffrage Centennial.
Workshop Dates & Locations
Dates and locations are listed below. All workshops will be held from 9:00 am -3:00 pm.
How to Register
To register, find the city closest to you below and follow the “Click here to register” link. Questions? Contact Kelly Wilkerson.
Hatchie River Regional Library
63 Executive Drive
Jackson, TN 38305
Shelby County Teaching and Learning Academy
2485 Union Avenue
Memphis, TN 38112
NOTE: If you are a Shelby County Schools teacher, please register for this educator workshop through the Shelby County Schools professional development portal.
Washington County Department of Education
405 W. College Street
Jonesborough, TN 37659
East Tennessee Historical Society
601 South Gay Street
Knoxville, TN 37901
LMU/Cumberland Gap Convention Center
601 Colwyn Street
Cumberland Gap, TN 37724
MTSU Heritage Center of Murfreesboro & Rutherford County
225 W. College Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Tennessee State Museum
1000 Rosa L. Parks Blvd.
Nashville, TN 37208
NOTE: Saturday workshop
Discovery Park of America
830 Everett Blvd.
Union City, TN 38261
Lincoln Memorial University
6965 Cumberland Gap Parkway
Harrogate, TN 37752
Prescott South Middle School
1859 South Jefferson Avenue
Cookeville, TN 38506