Education Event, Professional Development, Virtual Event     

Nevertheless, They Persisted: Introduction to Voting Rights History Curriculum Online

Please note that this program is for educators only. / After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Wednesday, August 19, 2020
3PM – 4PM

  • RSVP Required
  • Teachers

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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 understandings 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.

Ability Accommodation Information

This event provides the following accommodations:

  • Handicap Accessible

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. Learn more about her work at

Sarah Anderson