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Rochester Changemakers - Virtual

Rochester Changemakers - Virtual

Virtual Experience Streamed Live from the Science Museum

Discover the stories of regional women from the past and present who changed the world. Walk in the steps of diverse leaders who have organized, advocated, invented, and enterprised to bring about change in American society. Tap into the minds of the diverse organizers for women’s rights. Discover intentional, unintentional, and accidental advocates for change. Explore the creative process of inventors, scientists, and artists. Experience the journey of entrepreneurs who took a risk to solve an unmet need. Students will be inspired to create a just and inclusive society through access to the stories of diverse Changemakers who are just like them on this interactive tour.

For digital programs, our educators will work with your classroom to determine which platform works best to facilitate this experience.


Subjects: Social Studies
Program Type: Virtual Experiences
NYS Standards:

  • 4.2b Native American groups developed specific patterns of organization and governance to manage their societies.

  • 4.2c Each Native American group developed a unique way of life with a shared set of customs, beliefs, and values.

  • 4.5 In Search of Freedom and a Call for Change 

  • 4.5a There were slaves in New York State.  People worked to fight against slavery and for   chang4.5b Women have not always had the same rights as men in the United States and New York State.  They sought to expand their rights and bring about change.

  • 7.7 Reform Movements

  • 7.7b Enslaved African Americans resisted slavery in various ways in the 19th century.  The abolitionist movement also worked to raise awareness of and generate resistance to the institution of slavery.

  • 7.7c Women joined the movements for abolition and temperance and organized to advocate for women’s property rights, fair wages, education, and political equality.

  • 8.2 A Changing Society:  Industrialization and immigration contributed to the urbanization of America.  Problems resulting from these changes sparked the Progressive movement and increased calls for reform. 

  • 11.10 Social and Economic Change / Domestic Issues (1945- Present):  Racial, gender, and socioeconomic inequalities were addressed by individuals, groups, and organizations.

  • 11.10a After World War II, long-term demands for equality by African Americans led to the civil rights movement.

  • 11.10b Individuals, diverse groups, and organizations have sought to bring about change in American society through a variety of methods.

Where is it?


When is it?

Days Available: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Start Date: 09/20/2021
End Date: 06/24/2022
Program Length: 50 min.
Earliest Start Time: 10am

Who Should Attend?

Grades: 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade
Minimum Attendence: 8
Maximum Attendence: 30

How Much Does It Cost?

Cost: 1-30 students: $150

How To Book?

Call: 585.697.1942
Reservation Lead Time: At least 3 Wks

Need More Information?

Name: Guest Services
Phone: 585.697.1942

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