Reframing U.S. History: The 1619 Project and the Civic Literacy Essay

Date: January 10, 2020 

Time: 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Cost: $120 for members

Location: 4 Tower Place, Stuyvesant Plaza, 6th Floor, Albany, NY

CTLE credits: 6.5 hours 

Facilitator: John DeGuardi

Four hundred years ago this August, the first enslaved people from Africa arrived in the Virginia colony. To observe the anniversary of American slavery, The New York Times Magazine launched The 1619 Project, a multimedia resource that reframes America’s history through the lens of slavery. In June of 2020, the new framework-based U.S. History and Government exam will be administered. This exam will include a “Civic Literacy Document Based Essay.”

In this workshop, teachers will examine the 1619 Project resources and use them as an exemplar of how to approach the teaching of US History through the framework of civic literacy. Participants will also become familiar with all three components of the exam and have an opportunity to discuss the implications for their instruction and assessment. In the afternoon, participants will have an opportunity to collaborate with colleagues and are encouraged to bring a laptop computer and/or have access to local curriculum maps, resources, and assessments.

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