Shoutout to our School Leader who signed off on me being able to order a class set of the 1619 Project! I was almost certain the order wouldn't go through because they've been flying off the (virtual) shelves but I was able to land a set and my students couldn't be any happier! We've been discussing the project in great detail and the extent to which it centers a set of narratives that have often been relegated to the backburners of American history. As we begin our school year talking about alternative perspectives, Historical Thinking Skills, and the makings of America, I am so very excited that we will be doing so with a text set that aims to illuminate the many ways in which this country was predicated on the need for the enslavement and exploitation of others.
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