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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.

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