3rd Annual Remedial Herstory Summer Educators Retreat

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3rd Annual Remedial Herstory Summer Educators Retreat

RHP is hosting its third annual Summer Educators Retreat to help teachers integrate more women's history in their curriculum.

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Hilton Garden Inn Portsmouth Downtown 100 High Street Portsmouth, NH 03801

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  • 1 day 9 hours
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The Remedial Herstory Project is hosting its third annual Summer Educators Retreat to help teachers integrate more women's history and literature into their curriculum. RHP provides educators with dozens of packaged lesson plans, videos, and other tools and resources to get women into every unit of their curriculum. Use the promo code "EarlyBird" before July 1 to get $50 off admission and "Student" for undergraduate students interested in attending.

The retreat is action packed:

  • Get 16 hours of professional development
  • Leave with dozens of packaged ready to employ middle and high school lessons and power points
  • Watch a screening of our video series​
  • Understand inquiry-design more deeply and learn the RHP process of lesson plan development
  • Learn some kinesthetic strategies and how to get women's history in the classroom
  • Network, collaborate, and learn from your peers!
  • RHP goodies

The conference schedule is TBD, but below is a list of previous RHP presentations:


"A Call to Arms for Educators", Presented by Kelsie Eckert, MEd

​Kelsie will discuss the status of women's history K-12 using recent data and evaluations of the sources for history curriculum. Eckert will outline the need for comprehensive, unbiased, and integrated women's history.

"Inquiry Instruction (C3) and the RHP Lesson Plan Process," Presented by Kelsie Eckert, MEd

Kelsie will share her strategies for building new lesson plans on women's history and introduce everyone to the C3 model. The C3 is the NCSS model for social studies education, which is part of the larger trend toward inquiry-instruction in education. Many New Hampshire schools have already adopted the C3.


A. "Using Podcasts in the Classroom and Kinesthetic Instruction"

B. " Field Trip to Museum of the White Mountains"


Presented by Jacqui Nelson, MA

In this session educators will get a look at some of the women who often get overlooked in the study of ancient war. We will discuss women who played leadership and battlefield roles, and ways they can be presented in your classroom both as historical content and motivation.

Challenges of Teaching Women's History in Latin America, Presented by Dr. Cony Marquez

In this session educators will learn about the main trends of Women's History in Latin America, the way it is taught, the challenges of recognizing women's agency in traditional societies, and some examples of women that have overcome this condition.​

Bringing Home the White House: The Women at the Center of Presidential Campaigns from the Great Depression to the Cold War, Dr. Melissa Blair, Professor at Auburn University

In this session, educators will be introduced to a remarkable but forgotten group of women who, as directors of the Women's Divisions of the DNC and RNC, were close confidants of presidents in the mid-20th century. Under the leadership of these five women, middle-class, predominantly white women throughout the country were turned into vital parts of presidential campaigns. World War II and the Cold War especially politicized the middle-class home, as WD directors from both parties instructed housewives that it was their duty to talk with their neighbors about politics. Drawn from my forthcoming book (you'll be the first audience to hear this!), this presentation will illuminate both the limits and the remarkable promise of building grassroots political action around women and having powerful women within presidents' inner circles in decades when, supposedly, presidents didn't think about women at all. Through this presentation teachers will get a new cast of women to teach their students about, be introduced to exciting primary sources, and deepen their understanding of women's political role in the years we used to refer to as "between the waves." ​

"Women and the Silk Roads," Presented by Dr. Nancy Locklin-Sofer

In this session educators will learn about the women who took part in Silk Road trade between China and the Mediterranean from the 1st century BCE to the 3rd century CE. Women were involved in the manufacturing of trade goods, they traveled with the caravans of merchants and diplomats, and they helped shape life in the market towns along the way.

"Don't Call Us Girls: Women's Activism in the Vietnam Era", Presented by Dr. Barbara Tischler, RHP Board Chair

Educators will be presented with a variety of visual images that convey the extent of involvement and activism of women in the Vietnam War (nurses, Red Cross and USO workers, etc...and Vietnamese women soldiers and workers) and those who protested against it (SDS leaders, FTA performers, women who wrote articles in the GI antiwar press). The focus of the presentation will be on the narrative of participation of both individuals and groups rather than simply a discussion of one exceptional woman after another. I will be make the Google Doc available to any retreat participant who wishes to have the images to use with their students.

"After the Vote Was Won: American Suffragists after Ratification", Presented by Dr. Deanna Beachley

In this session educators will learn about the role American suffragists played during and after the ratification of the 19th amendment. Many suffragists continued their involvement in women's issues and other reforms in the years after the 19th amendment passed. The talk will explore some general trends and then focus on what came next for a number of suffragists.

Military History is Women's History, Dr. Tanya Roth, historian and teacher

In this session, educators will learn about how women became a permanent part of the US military after World War II and what that meant for women's service. Too often, when our students think "military history," they think of the weapons of war - the technologies used - as well as men going off to the front lines. In this session, we'll take a more expansive view of "military history," focusing on how women's integration into the armed forces changed the military. We'll also consider the connections between women's military service and equal pay, as well as how military officials worked to control women's bodies. This session will hit on major themes related to changes in women's roles in the US after 1945.

Sophia Duleep Singh: Sikh Princess, British Suffragette, Chloe Gardner, PhD Candidate at Edinburgh University

In this session educators will learn about Sophia Duleep Singh, British-born heir to the Indian Sikh empire. Educators will learn what Sophia's story can teach about the fall of the Sikh empire and Britain's colonization of the Indian subcontinent, the British suffrage movement, and women's role in the Indian independence movement.

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