Workshop Coordinator Rick Kollins with (L-R) presenters Cindy Parrish, Elizabeth Cady Stanton (Eleanor Stearns), Meg Agnew and Judy Wellman. In photo at right, workshop participants and presenters enjoy an Italian buffet lunch at Buon Amici restaurant in Seneca Falls.
Friends of Women’s Rights National Historical Park all-day workshop on Friday, November 2, 2007, was attended by 20 elementary and middle school teachers, who gave high praise to the program designed to provide strategies and resources for integrating women’s history into the New York State Social Studies curriculum for Grades 3 through 8.
Historian Judy Wellman, author of “The Road to Seneca Falls” and project supervisor of a new web site of women’s history curriculum resources for teachers and students, was keynote speaker. The other plenary session was presented by teacher/ filmmakers Cindy Parrish and Meg Agnew, who recently won the award for best children’s short film at the prestigious Moondance International Film Festival in Los Angeles.
The workshop was part of Friends’ “Elizabeth and Me” program, which connects school-aged children to the issues faced by Elizabeth Cady Stanton when she organized the first Women’s Rights Convention in Seneca Falls in 1848.