The 1619 Project for Grades 2–6: Exploring Enslavement and Resistance

Posted by Pulitzer Center on June 25, 2024

The Pulitzer Center has launched The 1619 Project for Grades 2–6: Exploring Enslavement and Resistance. Using elementary-friendly texts and multimedia resources from The 1619 Project, students will learn about the history, culture, and resistance of early African civilizations; enslaved Black Americans; and contemporary Black American communities. The collection includes 10 activities that can be implemented as a series or independently.

This collection offers students an engaging, affirming introduction to the concepts of history, culture, and resistance to injustice, all while centering the experiences of Black Americans. Activities guide students in multimedia explorations, personal reflections, and group discussions before culminating in a range of hands-on projects, including research, art, creative writing, and presentations. Students are consistently encouraged to reflect on how they can honor the contributions of Black Americans and build a more just world for all people.

Learn more and access the resources.

Looking for resources for older students? We have a full collection of 1619 activities for grades 7–12.

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