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Workshop for K-12 Educators, November 16, 2013

Workshop for K-12 Educators

"Picture Perfect: Nineteenth-Century Women in Words and Images"
With Laura Smith, University of New Hampshire

Saturday, November 16, 2013 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

Home EducationThis one-day interdisciplinary workshop will guide analysis and discussion of historic visual materials in conjunction with selected texts by nineteenth-century women authors. Through this juxtaposition of words and images, we will explore notions of gender, reform, and women’s roles.

During the workshop, teachers will:

  • practice strategies for interpreting historical images
  • analyze specific passages of frequently-read novels and poems to gain a better understanding of women’s various roles and depictions in nineteenth-century America
  • discuss classroom strategies and activities for using these materials with students

Teachers of history, English language arts, and visual arts will find the texts and images helpful as they address topics such as anti-slavery reform, women’s roles and the domestic environment, Indian removal, and westward migration.

Part of the day will be reserved for teachers to examine, first-hand, materials from the American Antiquarian Society’s rich trove of historic images and materials including engravings, lithographs, photographs, and early editions of famous novels. Possible authors and speakers for discussion – many cited specifically in curriculum frameworks – include: Harriet Beecher Stowe, Sojourner Truth, Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, Louisa May Alcott, Emily Dickinson, Laura Ingalls Wilder, and Alice Callahan, considered one of the first American Indian novelists.


Please complete the form below to register for the workshop "Picture Perfect: Nineteenth-Century Women in Words and Images" to be held on Saturday, November 16, 2013.

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