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May 22, 2019 | Elementary, Middle School, High School
Challenges and Support for Children with Incarcerated Parents
PULITZER CENTER EDUCATION
Students read and discuss stories featuring children with an incarcerated parent, then take action to find solutions to some of the challenges these children face.
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January 29, 2019 | High School, College
Depicting War: Examining the Conflict in Yemen
PULITZER CENTER EDUCATION
Students explore reporting on the Yemeni war and consider: What forms can war take, and how does it affect civilians directly and indirectly? How can journalists report on a conflict well?
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October 31, 2018 | Middle School, High School, College
Research and Debate: The Battle Over Land in the Brazilian Amazon
PULITZER CENTER EDUCATION
Students evaluate two broadcast stories on the battle for land in the Brazilian Amazon in order to craft arguments about how they think land in the Amazon should be used.
August 21, 2019 | All Grades
Back to School: Catching up with the World
MEERABELLE JESUTHASAN
At the start of the school year, students might want to discuss global issues that arose over the summer. This lesson is intended to spark discussion on current events and ways to keep up with them.
August 19, 2019 | All Grades
Food Security and Hunger in the Age of Genetically Modified Crops
ANNE-MICHELE BOYLE
Analyzing and understanding the trends for Genetically Modified Crops: How will food security change in Ghana with the innovation of a stronger cowpea?
August 15, 2019 | Middle School, High School
Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats: China Begins the Next Genome Revolution
ANNE-MICHELE BOYLE
Will China’s decision to heavily invest in genome editing of crops payoff in the long run?
August 14, 2019 | All Grades
The 1619 Project: Curricular Materials
PULITZER CENTER EDUCATION
Reading guides, activities, and other resources to bring The 1619 Project into the classroom and beyond.
August 13, 2019 | All Grades
Reading Guide: Quotes, Key Terms, and Questions
PULITZER CENTER EDUCATION
This resource includes quotes, key terms/names/historical events, and guiding questions for each of over 30 essays and creative works that compose The 1619 Project.
August 13, 2019 | All Grades
Index of Terms and Historical Events
PULITZER CENTER EDUCATION
A partial listing of historical events and terms referenced in The 1619 Project essays to support teachers in curricular integration.
August 13, 2019 | All Grades
Lesson Plan: Exploring "The Idea of America" by Nikole Hannah-Jones
PULITZER CENTER EDUCATION
A lesson plan for close reading and guided discussion of Nikole Hannah-Jones' essay, which provides the intellectual framework and introduction for The 1619 Project.
August 13, 2019 | All Grades
Activities to Extend Student Engagement
PULITZER CENTER EDUCATION
Standards-aligned activities drawing from concepts in the essays, creative texts, photographs, and illustrations to engage students in creative and challenging ways.
August 13, 2019 | All Grades
Share Your 1619 Curricula and Explore Lessons by Other Educators
PULITZER CENTER EDUCATION
This resource will gather and share lesson plans created by educators to engage students in The 1619 Project.
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