This guide for classroom implementation of The 1619 Project: Born on the Water was written by Aeriale N. Johnson, Staff Developer for Teachers College Reading and Writing Project at Columbia University. The guide is written for those teaching grades K-8.
Born on the Water is a picture book written in lyrical verse that chronicles the consequences of slavery and the history of Black resistance in the United States. The book provides a pathway for readers of all ages to reflect on the origins of American identity.
The Penguin Random House Educator's Guide to Born on the Water features a tools to help educators and students engage with the text including:
- Pre-reading considerations and background knowledge for educators
- Detailed lesson plans for three weeks of instruction
- Tools and resources for extended learning.
The guide helps to detail how Born on the Water can be an important learning tool for all ages.
This guide for classroom implementation of The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story was written by Amanda E. Vickery, Associate Professor of Social Studies and Anti-Racist Education at the University of North Texas. The guide is written for those teaching grades 9-12.
A New Origin Story is a dramatic expansion of the groundbreaking journalism in the original 1619 Project publication. The anthology offers a profoundly revealing vision of both the American past and present.
The Penguin Random House Educator's Guide to A New Origin Story features a tools to help educators and students engage with the text including:
- Pre-reading notes for teachers and activities for students
- Guided reading and discussion questions for each chapter of the book
- Classroom activities aligned to primary sources cited in the text
The guide prepares teachers and students to engage with the claims in the text and the scholarship behind each claim in a meaningful way.
This K-12 Curriculum Guide for The 1619 Project books was written by Pulitzer Center staff for superintendents, administrators, curriculum development specialists, and classroom teachers.
The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story and The 1619 Project: Born on the Water are the latest expansion of the New York Times Magazine original groundbreaking 1619 Project. Each book offers new ways to expand our engagement with The 1619 Project themes of centering Black Americans in our telling of American history and understanding the lasting impact of slavery in America.
The K-12 Curriculum Guide for these texts is designed to provide a comprehensive overview of each book and explains how they might be used to create meaningful learning for students at all grade levels. The curriculum guide includes:
- Notes on why The 1619 Project is a useful tool for learning
- Teaching tips for each element of The 1619 Project
- A guide to understanding and implementing Born on the Water
- Notes and themes for all essays and creative works in A New Origin Story
This curriculum guide is for all educators looking for a high-level overview of the themes and content within The 1619 Project in order to better understand how and why it is a useful tool for learning.