Voting Rights: Restricting and Expanding Access to Democracy

January 10, 2020
Voting Rights

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Voting Rights: Restricting and Expanding Access to Democracy

How can a democracy balance the competing demands of all its people for rights and power? Since the founding of the U.S. Republic, there have been debates over the expansion of the franchise. While examining pivotal moments in the struggle for voting rights, this one-day workshop will explore the ideologies of race and gender that have both shaped and challenged America’s sense of identity as a land of freedom and opportunity.  Facing History themes of democracy, injustice and civic participation will provide a lens for making meaningful connections to contemporary voting rights discussions today.

In this workshop, you will:

  • Discover interdisciplinary teaching strategies that reinforce historical thinking and literacy skills, within Facing History’s approach to teaching difficult histories.

  • Explore historical moments in the Reconstruction Era, Women’s Suffrage and Civil Rights Movements that address questions of justice, equality, and citizenship

  • Receive a free copy of the Eyes on the Prize teaching guide.  

After this workshop, you will:

  • Become part of the Facing History educator network, with access to a rich slate of educator resources, including unit and lesson plans, study guides, and multimedia

  • Be able to borrow books and DVDs through our online lending library at no cost

This workshop is recommended for 7th–12th grade social studies or humanities teachers. Scholarships are available for CPS educators. Illinois Educators can earn 7 clock hours for full participation in this course. Breakfast and lunch will be served. Please contact [email protected] for information about scholarships or for any other questions.

2nd Floor Conference Center
2 N LaSalle Street
2nd Floor Conference Center
January 10, 2020
8:30 am - 3:30 pm

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