E-Learning Adventure: Unstoppable: The Road to Women's Rights for Middle School Classrooms

E-Learning Adventure: Unstoppable: The Road to Women's Rights for Middle School Classrooms

Wed, 03/11/2020 - 10:30am - 2:00pm

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In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, join the live stream of the e-learning field trip: Unstoppable: The Road to Women’s Rights. Two times to stream live in your classroom.

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March 11, 2020 10:30 AM & 1:00 PM EST

This interactive live-streamed educational event will focus on the Women’s Suffrage Movement, the struggle for Women’s Equality and the role of Women in politics today. Unstoppable will bring the history of the Women’s Suffrage Movement and its impact on resulting legislation to the classroom.  Join us as we chart the path from the hundreds of women that tried casting votes before it was legal to the hundreds of women that make up the most diverse Congress ever elected.

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If your class can't attend, the e-learning adventure will be archived in the PBS LearningMedia collection.

Description: Unstoppable follows two young hosts as they visit Seneca Falls, NY, and Washington, D.C., to learn about the women that came before them in the fight for women’s rights. We begin with The Road to Suffrage, where we visit the site of the Seneca Falls Convention, which took place in July 1848. Here we learn about the establishment of suffrage groups and the fallout and disagreements around the 15th Amendment, the Women’s Voting Rights Amendment and the fights for racial and gender equality. Our hosts will also explore civic engagement today with 1st Amendment 1st Vote at the site of the first women’s rights convention in the United States. Next we visit Washington, D.C., and, with the help of the White House Historical Association, place ourselves in the exact location that suffragists gathered to protest in support of the passage of the 19th Amendment. We examine the constitutional arguments and final push leading to passage of the 19th Amendment by the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate, and its ratification by the states in August 1920. Lastly, we tour the U.S. Capitol building with Congresswomen Terri Sewell to discuss Women in Politics and where we stand today. During the live interactive segments, the audience will have the opportunity to interact with Coline Jenkins, author and great-great-granddaughter of women’s rights pioneer Elizabeth Cady Stanton.

Unstoppable: The Road to Women's Rights is produced by Alabama Public Television and is made possible through the generous support of:

Wells Fargo