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The Story of the Nineteenth Amendment, Co-Sponsored with Utah Valley University’s Center for Constitutional Studies

Half-Day Professional Development Program


At this seminar, you will engage with a BRI Master Teacher on important constitutional principles, historical events, and Supreme Court rulings related to the Women's Suffrage Movement. You will spend time with fellow educators exploring ways to bring your knowledge to the classroom using Bill of Rights Institute materials and teaching strategies.

Candi Carter Olson who is an associate professor at Utah State University will be joining BRI's Rachel Davison Humphries as a presenter. Dr. Carter Olson's research interests focus on women’s press clubs as agents of change, newswomen’s history, and women’s use of social media to build community and organize activist groups.

State and local requirements for continuing education credits vary widely, but we are happy to provide any documentation that a participating teacher may need to satisfy these requirements.

Program Agenda:

9:00-9:50 a.m. – Teacher Session: BRI 
10:00-11:15 a.m. – Large Combined Session: Panel on Quill Project modeling of the 19th Amendment and the Edmunds-Tucker Act
11:30-12:15 a.m. – Teacher Lunch Session: BRI 
12:30-1:00 p.m. - Wrap-Up and Dismissal

In addition to BRI lead professional development, student research assistants at the Utah Valley University Center for Constitutional Studies are using the University of Oxford developed Quill Project software platform to create a searchable digital model of the congressional debates for both the 19th Amendment and the Edmunds-Tucker Act. During the plenary session, they will share their new model and present on discoveries from the modeling process. The students will be joined by a Utah historian who will speak further on Edmunds-Tucker and the unique story of women’s suffrage in Utah prior to statehood.

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