Virtual Student Workshops

Three elementary students gathered around a tablet screen in the museum, learning digitally
Students learning digitally in the Museum’s Future City Lab

Women’s Suffrage and Voting Rights Now (Grades 4-12)

Choose one session from these options: Thursday (October 28), Friday (October 29), Monday (November 1), and Tuesday (November 2: Election Day). Scroll down to the bottom of the page for session start times and to register.

Sign up your class for this free, interactive student webinar drawing from the Museum's collections. Students will discover diverse leaders within the women’s suffrage movement and the tactics they have used to expand voting rights. Learn about how their racial and ethnic identities and class experiences shaped their political views and strategies. Looking back one hundred years to the passage of the 19th Amendment, students will explore the legacies and shortcomings of the movement of voting rights for women and learn about the importance of voting rights today.

This workshop is available to classes in all subject areas, and will:

  • Highlight the diversity of individuals in the women’s suffrage movement and their connections to other activist movements
  • Emphasize how the vote opened a path for New York-based individuals of all gender expressions to step into political life and also further activism for gender equality in politics, law, and society over the course of the 20th century
  • Explore the question of citizen’s rights and the power of voting

FREE. Advance registration required.


How it Works:  Students will join other students in these live and interactive sessions led over Zoom by Museum Educators in a setting that balances active engagement and privacy.  Participants will see and discuss visuals from the Museum’s exhibitions and collections and connect the past to our present. 

Security and Interaction: Sessions will be presented as webinars; students are able to submit questions, comments, and observations to the moderators and complete polls and other activities, but will not use cameras or mics and will not be visible on screen.  

Individuals or classes are invited to register. Teachers interested in registering a class of up to 35 students can do so. Multiple classes from the same school can register if there is a different teacher in charge of the registration for each class.  

Free.  Advance registration required.  Capacity is limited.

Stay Connected:  To learn about upcoming, free student workshops and other educational initiatives, join our mailing list. Be sure to check the box "Teacher & Student Programs" to be notified of future events.  

Choose one session from these options: Thursday (October 28), Friday (October 29), Monday (November 1), and Tuesday (November 2: Election Day). Scroll down to the bottom of the page for session start times and to register.


Past Student Workshops

City As Canvas: Art and Graffiti in NYC

Examine graffiti as a dynamic and homegrown artistic movement that was shaped by and seen throughout New York City. See original works created by famed New York artists and writers, including Daze, Keith Haring, Lady Pink, and Lee Quiñones. 

The Civil Rights Movement in NYC 

Discover New York’s major role in the Black freedom movement and hear the stories of the many Civil Rights activists who organized in New York. 

Women’s Suffrage and Voting Rights Now 
Discover diverse leaders within the woman suffrage movement and the tactics they used to expand voting rights. 

 

Questions? Email schoolprograms@mcny.org 

Supporters

Education programs in conjunction with Beyond Suffrage: A Century of New York Women in Politics are made possible by The Puffin Foundation Ltd.

The Frederick A.O. Schwarz Education Center is endowed by grants from The Thompson Family Foundation Fund, the F.A.O. Schwarz Family Foundation, the William Randolph Hearst Endowment, and other generous donors. 

For more information about the Frederick A.O. Schwarz Education Center, and additional funder credits, please click here

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