Women 2000 - Pre-Conference for Teachers: Curriculum ideas for gender equity in secondary education

Sponsored by: Worcester Women's History Project, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester Public Schools

Teachers' Conference is for parents and other adults who are interested in education and who work with Children.

Friday, October 20th
Noon - 1:30pmLuncheon, College of the Holy Cross
12:30pm"Four Miles of Women's History in Your Own Backyard:
An Introduction to the Schlesinger Library and The Sophia Smith Collection."

Kathryn Allamong Jacob, Curator of Manuscripts, The Schlesinger Library
Sherrill Redmon, Head of the Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College
1:45 - 4:30pmWorkshops
  • Speaking Across the Centuries: Bringing History to Today's Girls
    Jayne Gordon (Tufts University), Jeannine Atkins (author of historical fiction), Beth Harding (Worcester Public Schools), Susan Curtin (Concord Middle School)

  • Doing History to Learn History: The Worcester History Workshop on the Web
    John F. McClymer (Assumption College)

  • Making the World Better: The Struggle for Equality in 19th Century America
    Peter S. O'Connell (Tsongas Industrial History Center UMASS Lowell), Ellen K. Rothman (Massachusetts Foundation of the Humanities)

  • Meet Lucy Stone
    Judith Black (storyteller - faculty member, Lesley College)--

  • Global Issues/Women's Issues: A Teaching Guide for Middle Schools
    Janet Kahn (Wellesley College)

  • Helping Girls Achieve: Mathematics in a Gender-Specific Classroom
    Cheryl Gay Gatti (Loveland High School, Colorado)

  • Writing for Their Lives: Teaching Creative Writing to Middle School and High School Students
    John Hodgen (Shrewsbury High School)

  • Women Artists throughout History: Finding Their Place in Your Classroom
    Holly Trostle Brigham (Worcester Art Museum)

  • Teaching Engineering Problem Solving across the Curriculum
    Jacklyn Bonneau and Pauline LaMarche (Massachusetts Academy of Math and Science)

  • A Tribute to Women Composers: A Performance Workshop
    (Musicians: Sheila Reid, violinist and Olga Rogach, pianist)

For more information, please contact: Cheryl McCrell, 405 Grove Street, Worcester, MA 01605, Telephone: 754-9425 Ext. 28