The Library now has two high school level kits available for learning about the Civil War and Abraham Lincoln. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (505) 768-5131 to reserve a kit for your high school classroom or group. Kits include DVDs, music CDs, books, posters, discussion questions, a resource book, and more.
In August 1619, a ship carrying more than 20 enslaved Africans arrived at a coastal port in the British colony of Virginia. The people on board were sold to colonists, marking the beginning of a more than two-century-long institution that would radically alter and continue to inform the identity of a young nation.
The 1619 Project, inaugurated with a special issue of The New York Times Magazine, challenges us to reframe U.S. history by marking the year when the first enslaved Africans arrived on Virginia soil as our nation's foundational date. Here you will find reading guides, activities, and other resources to bring The 1619 Project into your classroom.
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