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Teaching "The 1619 Project": Educators Share

Event Date:

February 11, 2021 | 5:00 PM EST TO 6:00 PM EST
Artwork by Adam Pendleton in The 1619 Project, page 15. 2019.

The Pulitzer Center is proud to partner with The New York Times Magazine on The 1619 Project to...

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"The 1619 Project" from The New York Times Magazine

Join us for a conversation with educators who have been implementing The 1619 Project in their classrooms and school districts. The discussion will be led by Nikita Stewart, contributor to The 1619 Project and journalist for The New York Times, and the Pulitzer Center education team.

A panel of teachers and school district leaders from across the country who have shared The 1619 Project with the students and teachers they support will discuss how they have implemented the project, reception in their school communities, and lessons learned.

Panelists include:

  1. Scott Abbott, Director of Social Studies for DC Public Schools 

  2. Rebecca Coven, English and social studies educator at Sullivan High School in Chicago, IL

  3. Jason Hall, acting director for the Office of Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Initiatives at Buffalo Public Schools

  4. Marissa Long: 8th grade social studies educator at Beverly Vista Middle School in Beverly Hills, CA

  5. Christina Sneed: ELA/Social Studies Curriculum and Instruction Lead at University City High School in St. Louis, MO

The Pulitzer Center will also share information about applying to the newly launched 1619 Project Education Network. Those selected for the network will join a cohort of 40 educators, administrators, curriculum supervisors, and content specialists supporting K–12 schools and incarcerated populations who will receive grants of $5,000, professional development, and access to a supportive community while they develop, implement, and evaluate standards-aligned curricula that engage students in The 1619 Project and related journalism and historical sources. Applications will be open February 1–March 15.

Additional 1619 Project Education Network Launch Events

Announcement Event, February 4 at 5:00pm EST
The Pulitzer Center education team will announce the call for applications for The 1619 Project Education Network, introducing The 1619 Project and our curricular materials and explaining how the network will function. 

Examining The 1619 Project Essays with Nikole Hannah-Jones, February 18 at 5:00pm EST
Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, will open this session on exploring some key educational resources in The 1619 Project. Nikole Hannah-Jones and two other contributors will discuss their work and examine why it is important for educators to to engage with the material.

Teaching Black History to Elementary and Middle School Students, February 25 at 5:00pm EST
Dr. LaGarrett King, director of the Carter Center at the University of Missouri School of Education, in conversation with Nikole Hannah-Jones, will share insights on teaching Black history to younger students.