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Curricular Materials for The 1857 Project

Illustration courtesy of Steve Edwards / Gateway Journalism Review.

The 1857 Project curricular resources include reading guides, a lesson plan, and extension activities—developed to support student engagement with The 1857 Project. Inspired by The 1619 Project from the New York Times MagazineThe 1857 Project is a special issue of the Gateway Journalism Review that chronicles the history of racial injustice in St. Louis, Missouri and Illinois. It is called The 1857 Project because of the important events that happened in St. Louis that year, such as the Dred Scott decision and the Lincoln-Douglas debates. This 80-page spring issue explores the history of race in the land of Dred Scott through visual and written pieces from journalists, authors, artists, students, and educators. The resources were developed by Christina Sneed, an educator and instructional coach from St. Louis, MO.

Please visit the permanent home for these materials at http://pulitzercenter.org/1857.


Educator Notes: 

The following resources are on-demand webinars for educators related to The 1619 Project and The 1857 Project: 

  1. From 1619 to 1857: On-Demand Webinar for Educators On Using Journalism to Re-Examine the History of Race in St. Louis

    November 17, 2020
    Featuring: William Freivogel, Christina Sneed, and Amelia Blakely
    Length: 1 hour, 4 minutes

  2. On-Demand Webinar for Educators on The 1619 Project: Curriculum and Practice in St. Louis Schools
    November 5, 2020
    Featuring: Christina Sneed
    Length: 1 hour, 4 minutes

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