Women’s History and Suffrage Centennial Celebration Summer Educators Institute

Group Workshop

The National Women’s History Museum, in accordance with its mission to educate, inspire, empower, shape the future, and provide a complete view of American history, is pleased to offer a summer institute specifically for K-12 educators in celebration of the centennial anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment.

The one-day intensive workshop, with half-day and full-day excursion offerings planned for both before and after the workshop, is hosted in collaboration with the George Washington University Museum and numerous like-missioned partners.

The main day workshop will feature inspiring speakers, peer-to-peer networking opportunities, and break-out sessions with practical resources that support classroom teaching and learning on topics related to the history of woman suffrage, women’s history in the U.S., and ways to use primary sources in creative and dynamic ways to encourage further student research and civic engagement.

Pre- and post-excursion offerings provide opportunities to explore sites relevant to women’s history and women’s commemorations in and around the Washington, D.C., metro area.

Join us Saturday, July 25th 2020, for the main day workshop, or extend your stay for more adventures in the nation’s capital with affordable 3-day housing available on The George Washington University’s Foggy Bottom campus, conveniently located in northwest Washington, D.C.

George Washington University Museum


Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/summer-educators-institute-tickets-98664154141.

Due to a generous grant from The Charles H. Stout Foundation, the NWHM 2020 Summer Educators Institute is offered at no cost to K-12 public school educators; all other participants are warmly welcomed at a reduced rate of $75 per a person. Each participant will be issued a Certificate of Attendance following the conclusion of the workshop as proof of active engagement and attendance.


Tentative Main Day Workshop Schedule (July 25th):

9a – Doors Open + Continental Breakfast

9:30a – Welcome + Wake Up Call

9:45a – Opening Keynote

10:30a – Break + Transition to Morning Break-out Sessions

10:45a – Morning Break-Out Sessions

  1. National Women’s History Museum
  2. National History Day
  3. National Archives and Records Administration

12p – Break + Transition to Lunch

12:15p – Networking Luncheon

1p – Afternoon Break-Out Sessions

  1. Teaching with Themes
  2. George Washington University Museum
  3. Laura Knight Cobb (educator, author, lyricist, and poet)

2:15p – Break + Transition to Late Afternoon Break-Out Sessions

2:30p – Late Afternoon Break-Out Sessions

  1. National Women’s History Museum
  2. National History Day
  3. National Archives and Records Administration

3:45p – Break + Transition to Closing Keynote

4p – Closing Keynote

4:30p – Finish

7p – Farewell C/Mocktails at Local Woman-Owned Spirits Distillery (tentative)


*Sunday Excursions Will Be Listed as They are Finalized.

Optional Low-Cost Housing Information at George Washington University (Foggy Bottom Campus): https://summerhousing.gwu.edu/short-stay-options