The 1619 Project: Resources, Opinion and Guidance on Teaching About Slavery

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Striking resources can add depth, rigor to lessons on slavery's legacy

Pros: Thought-provoking and varied sources certain to extend and challenge students' thinking.

Cons: Teachers have to carefully vet the materials to find what's suitable for their classes, and they'll also need to create their own lessons.

Bottom Line: These high-level materials will add depth and context to lessons about slavery, but they need scaffolding to connect with students.

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