1619 Project -- Pulitzer Center's educational resources
Submitted by Susan Finn Miller on September 13, 2019 - 7:10am
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Hello colleagues, Some members have likely seen The New York Times Magazine's recent issue entitled the "1619 Project," which "explores the legacy of black Americans starting with the arrival of the first enslaved Africans in 1619." The entire issue is available for free download on the the Pulitzer Center's website. You can also find lesson plans and other curricular rescources to accompany these materials.
As described on the site"... you will find resources to bring “The 1619 Project” into your classroom, including a reading guide which offers reflection questions to support students’ engagement with “The 1619 Project,” an index of terms and historical events referenced in the issue, a lesson plan exploring Hannah-Jones’ essay, “The Idea of America,” activities drawing from concepts, photographs and illustrations in the issue to engage students in creative ways, and more."
In addition, if you enjoy podcasts as much as I do, you might want to check out the podcast series based on the 1619 Project. The third podcast, focused on "The Birth of American Music," is phenomenal. I'd love to hear what members think about ways to draw upon these resources in the classroom.
Cheers, Susan Finn Miller
,Moderator, Teaching & Learning CoP