We’re proud to announce the launch of a groundbreaking new collection

We’re proud to announce the launch of a groundbreaking new collection of learning resources by the Pulitzer Center on Mizzen. Introducing: The 1619 Project for Grades 2–6: Exploring Enslavement and Resistance.

Like the Pulitzer Center’s collection for older youth, the new series engages students in an affirming introduction to the concepts of history, culture, and resistance to injustice, all while centering the experiences of Black Americans. The idea for a module for younger students came from OST educators who participated in the Center’s 1619 Afterschool Partnership program, which included 92 educators representing 45 programs from 20 states.

The 10-lesson collection is flexible, adaptive, and creative. It’s filled with multimedia explorations, personal reflections, and group discussions that culminate in a range of hands-on projects, from art, research, and creative writing to drawing and presentations.

The 1619 Project for Grades 2–6 is the latest series to emerge from a multiyear collaboration among the Pulitzer Center, Mizzen, and the OST community that’s made possible with support from the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation.

OST educators do so much to support students in their exploration of self and their place in the world. This collection aims to support those efforts by connecting young learners with stories of Black history, culture, and resistance that can help them better understand their world and recognize the contributions of Black Americans all around them.” — Hannah Berk, Senior Program Manager, the Pulitzer Center