You’ve probably heard many tall tales of western women: a sharp shooter splitting a hair with her rifle, an old woman freezing in a mine and a rags-to-riches red head who couldn’t read or write. These iconic figures - Annie Oakley, Baby Doe Tabor and Molly Brown- have long dominated our perception of women’s experiences in the West. During the summer of 2010, the Molly Brown House Museum will conduct two, week-long, residential workshops designed to explore the difference between life and legend in western women’s biographies by visiting the real life places where these women lived, studying archival materials and learning from scholars in the field. Throughout the experience you will also explore how to use this information with your students. Read more about the workshop content, fieldtrips, accomodations and scholars here.
The workshop will be offered twice during the summer of 2010: June 20-25 or July 11-16.
These projects are designed principally for classroom teachers and librarians in public, private, religiously-affiliated, and charter schools, as well as home schooling parents. Other K-12 school personnel, including administrators, substitute teachers, and classroom professionals, are eligible to participate, subject to available space.
Participants will receive a $1200 stipend to help cover travel and lodging during the workshops.
Three credits for continuing education will be available for participants at a minimal cost through Adams State College in conjunction with the Teaching with Primary Sources Program. All participants will receive a certificate of completion with contact hours, which they can submit to their districts/states individually according to their own requirements.