Frazier History Museum

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“What is a Vote Worth?” Teacher Professional Development

Inquiry + Suffrage

Saturday, May 11, 2019 / 9:00a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

On August 18, 1920, Congress ratified the Nineteenth Amendment granting women the right to vote. As the centennial of this important event approaches the Frazier History Museum is pleased to partner with Jefferson County Public Schools to offer a professional development focused on utilizing the Inquiry Design Model to teach on the topic of Suffrage.  

During this engaging, three-hour session teachers will . . .

  • Use the website www.whatisavoteworth.org to build inquiry lessons aligned to the new Kentucky Academic Standards for Social Studies.

  • Learn about the alignment of essential elements of inquiry--questions, tasks, and sources as they construct one or more lessons around women’s suffrage and voting rights.

  • Collaborate to build lessons using major tasks--organization, discussion, argumentative, and informed action that will help students own their learning and utilize what they discover beyond the walls of their classroom.

  • Share out their tasks and explain how they align to questions and sources.

  • Learn about a community-wide initiative focused on suffrage and the Frazier Museum’s major exhibition opening in March, 2020 that will celebrate this important centennial and examine Kentucky’s unique role in the fight for women’s suffrage.

Cost: FREE to professional educators in Kentucky

Due to the generosity of the Barth Foundation, LG&E and KU Community Investment Fund and a partnership with JCPS schools, this session is free of charge.

PD Credit: This session has been approved by Jefferson County Public Schools for 3 hours of stipend or professional learning credit.  Educators from other areas should inquire about credit at the school or district level as needed - Letters documenting participation will be provided.

Location: Frazier History Museum / 829 West Main Street Louisville, KY 40202

Registration: For more information or to register, please CLICK HERE.  Spaces are limited and advance reservations are required.

Teachers are invited to stay after the session to enjoy the Frazier’s Second Saturday Family Day activities themed around the topic of Mother’s Day, as well as all current exhibitions including The Lewis and Clark Experience, The Spirit of Kentucky, Olmsted’s Louisville and  Freak Power: Hunter S. Thompson’s Campaign for Sherriff.

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