Field Report: Women's Suffrage Curriculum
In honor of Suffrage 2019, the 2017-2018 Mudge Teacher Fellowship was advertised to scholars and independent researchers, in addition to Boston-area public, parochial, and independent school teachers and librarians in order to discover materials supporting the study of the suffrage movement within the collections of the Boston Athenӕum. Two fellows were chosen: a scholar and a teacher to work together. The selected scholar to discover and list sources in the Athenæum’s holdings relevant to the history of women’s suffrage, and the selected teacher to produce a unit on the study of suffrage for use in a school history classroom that meets state and federal curriculum frameworks and standards. Join us to hear teacher Dan Gavin present his curriculum.
Dan Gavin graduated from Bates College in 2000 with a BA in German and a minor in Russian. After earning his MAT in history at Tufts University, he taught history and psychology at Wayland High School for six years before taking a hiatus from teaching to work in the financial technology industry for a grand total of eight years where he concentrated on Fixed Income and OTC Derivative trading models. He was ecstatic to make a triumphant return to the wonderful world of education in 2015, taking on a position teaching Advanced Placement World History and the German language at Boston Latin School. When not working, Dan Gavin loves spending time with his amazing wife and two beautiful little girls. He also loves running, singing in his cover band and traveling.