Educator Workshop – Amplifying History: Learning from the Lives of Women

Presented by Lighting the Way: Historic Women of the SouthCoast
An initiative of the New Bedford Whaling Museum

June 25 & 26, 2019

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Colleagues from across the region were invited to attend a two-day educator workshop exploring the historical impact of women from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds who shaped their SouthCoast communities, the nation, and the world. Inspiration was offered by the Lighting the Way: Historic Women of the SouthCoast project, and the remarkable stories of women’s callings that required grit, tenacity, and enduring commitment to their families, careers, and communities.

  • Explore the Lighting the Way project, an online educational resource that amplifies history through profiles of inspiring women from the SouthCoast region.
  • Learn from the work of researchers, educators, librarians, and students connected to the project.
  • Experience a new historic walking trail and Whaling Museum tour connected to the history of local women.
  • Collaborate with colleagues to explore potential projects you can take back to your students.
  • Follow-up activities, resources, and supplies during the 2019-2020 school year will support you as you develop, prototype, and implement Lighting the Way projects with your students.
  • $100 stipend


Designed for educators

  • From classroom, museum, library, and out-of-school program settings
  • Working with youth 6th grade – young adult