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Lesson Plan May 27, 2020

Analyze and Discuss: The 1619 Project Video Introduction

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Lesson Summary: This lesson plan guides analysis of a video introduction to Nikole Hannah-Jones and The 1619 Project. Students will analyze the purpose of the project, discuss the meaning and significance of erasure, and explore the power of perspective in narratives of history. Links: Access the video
SECTIONS

Warm-up: Reflecting on prominent figures in U.S. history

Introducing the Resource: Viewing MediaStorm's video introducing Nikole Hannah-Jones and The 1619 Project

Reflection: Analyzing a perspective on modern American life centered on the legacy of slavery

Extension Activities:

1. Read essays from the magazine and reflect in writing, presentation, or via visual art. 

2. Undertake an individual research project on a topic new to The 1619 Project.

3. Access ten additional extension activity ideas for The 1619 Project.

 

 

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