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.