Please join the Pulitzer Center education team on Wednesday, March 24 at 5:00 pm EST for a discussion with administrators and educators from Buffalo Public Schools (BPS) about their process writing and sharing curriculum connected to The 1619 Project with students in grades 7-12 over the past year. Dr. Fatima Morrell, Associate Superintendent for Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Initiatives for Buffalo Public Schools, will start by sharing why and how BPS staff embarked on developing lesson plans that connect essays from The 1619 Project to district standards. Niya Sosa, Coordinator of Curriculum Infusion & Diversity, will then join Dr. Morrell to describe examples of lesson plans developed in partnership with BPS educators.
Buffalo Public Schools educators Genah Lasby, 11th Grade U.S. History & A.P U.S. History teacher, and Enadrienne Dubose, 12th grade English as a New Language (ENL) teacher, will present on their process sharing lessons developed by BPS and describe the impact that the lessons have had on their students. The session will then open to participants for questions.
The 1619 Project from The New York Times Magazine reexamines the legacy of enslavement in the United States and highlights the contributions of Black Americans to our democracy. To review the Pulitzer Center's curricular resources for The 1619 Project, click here.
We also invite educators, administrators, content specialists, and curriculum supervisors for K-12 schools and school districts to apply for the inaugural cohort of The 1619 Project Education Network. Educators and administrators working with adults and youth in jails, prisons, or youth detention facilities are also encouraged to apply.
As part of this paid, virtual program, a cohort of 40 education professionals will receive grants of $5,000 each to support exploration of key questions of racial justice and other pressing issues in a community that also includes award-winning journalists and the Pulitzer Center education team. Applications close Monday, March 15, 2021.