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Nevertheless, They Persisted: Introduction to Voting Rights History Curriculum Online
As our state and nation commemorate the centennial of woman suffrage, engage in a presidential election season, and respond to large-scale protests for social justice, the history of voting rights will be especially engaging and relevant for middle- and high-school students. This workshop introduces teachers to the 13 lessons for those grades created in coordination with the Oregon Historical Society’s exhibit, Nevertheless, They Persisted: Women’s Voting Rights and the Nineteenth Amendment. From intersectionality to citizenship, the lessons cover material that both includes and goes far beyond the woman-suffrage movement. Attendees to this workshop will learn about the essential undertandings anchoring this series of lesson and will gain familiarity with the lesson-plan format, which includes supports for all learners, applications to state standards, and minor modifications needed for distance learning.
This program is supported in part by a grant from the Oregon Heritage Commission and Oregon Parks and Recreation Department.

Aug 19, 2020 03:00 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Sarah Anderson
Sarah Anderson is an educator, curriculum writer, and author of the book Bringing School to Life: Place-Based Education across the Curriculum. She lives in Portland, Oregon, where she is the place-based education coordinator for the Cottonwood School of Civics and Science.