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Time of Change: Voting Rights in Early New Jersey

from The Museum of Early Trades & Crafts

About This Program


Multipoint: $100.00
Point to Point: $100.00
By Request: $100.00


45 to 60 minutes. Can be modified to suit your scheduling needs

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Adult LearnersPublic Library: Library Patrons

Minimum participants:

No minimum

Maximum participants:


Primary Disciplines

Social Studies/History, Character Education

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, Blue Jeans, etc...)
Google Hang Out
Microsoft Teams

Booking Information

Teacher/coordinator must schedule a test call prior to the date of the program in order to ensure a good virtual connection and to discuss other logistics

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

No refunds within 14 days of program date. In the event of inclement weather, please contact the Education Department at 973-377-2982 ext. 12 to discuss rescheduling.

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The Museum of Early Trades & Crafts

Madison, NJ
United States

Drawing on its rich collection, METC Education programs inspire learners of all ages to ask questions about the world around us. We explore American history with a focus on the life and stories of early New Jerseyans and craftspeople with programs emphasizing the intersections of history and cultural heritage in NJ.

Hilary May
973-377-2982 ext. 12

Program Details


1. This program begins with a discussion of why the right to vote matters
2. Participants then examine primary documents to trace the legislation and rhetoric around voting rights in New Jersey from 1776 to 1807
3. Participants evaluate the language used for and against women voting over the next 100 years
4. We discuss the significance. historically and in the present, of the language and arguments used relating to voting rights
5. Time is allowed for questions and answers


Participants will:
1. Understand why the right to vote is a crucial part of citizenship in a democracy
2. Analyze and compare the language used for and against allowing women to vote between 1776 and 1918
3. Examine primary sources to understand the 18th and 19th century debates around voting rights

Standards Alignment

National Standards

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.11-12.RH.3 -- Evaluate various explanations for actions or events and determine which explanation best accords with textual evidence, acknowledging where the text leaves matters uncertain.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.6-8.RH.2 -- Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of the source distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.6-8.RH.4 -- Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary specific to domains related to history/social studies.

C3 Framework for Social Studies State Standards
D2.His.4.6-8. Analyze multiple factors that influenced the perspectives of people during
different historical eras.
D2.His.5.6-8. Explain how and why perspectives of people have changed over time.

State Standards

New Jersey
Social Studies
6.1.5.CivicsDP.2: Compare and contrast responses of individuals and groups, past and present, to violations of fundamental rights (e.g., fairness, civil rights, human rights).
6.1.8.CivicsHR.4.a: Examine sources from a variety of perspectives to describe efforts to reform education, women’s rights, slavery, and other issues during the Antebellum period.
6.1.12.HistorySE.2.a: Construct responses to arguments in support of new rights and roles for women and for arguments explaining the reasons against them.