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Webinar: How to Get Involved in "The 1619 Project" Education Initiatives

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February 4, 2021 | 5:00 PM EST TO 6:00 PM EST
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Artwork by Adam Pendleton in The 1619 Project, page 15. 2019.
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Join the Pulitzer Center education team for a webinar introducing curricular resources for The 1619 Project and case studies from classrooms nationwide that have integrated the project in innovative ways. There will also be a special announcement about a new way for education professionals to get involved with a network of other educators who are working to integrate resources from the project into standards-aligned curricula. K–12 teachers, school and school district administrators, and educators working with youth or adults in jails, prisons, or youth detention facilities are encouraged to attend.

The 1619 Project, inaugurated with a special issue of The New York Times Magazine, challenges readers to reframe U.S. history by marking the year when the first enslaved Africans arrived on Virginia soil as our nation's foundational date. This webinar will introduce components of the project, curricular resources developed by the Center and educators nationwide, and examples of work created by students after engaging with the project.

In this webinar, the Center will also announce and discuss a new opportunity for education professionals to apply to join The 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.

If you have questions about this webinar, please email the Pulitzer Center education team at 1619@pulitzercenter.org.

Additional 1619 Project Education Network Launch Events

Teaching The 1619 Project: Educators Share, February 11 at 5:00pm EST
Nikita Stewart, contributor to The 1619 Project and journalist for The New York Times, and the Pulitzer Center education team will moderate a discussion with teachers and administrators on their experience developing curricula and teaching The 1619 Project over the past year.

Contributing Voices: Exploring 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.

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