Lessons with Remote Teaching Materials

Remote teaching materials are available for the teaching activities listed below. You can find links to these materials by downloading each lesson and scrolling down to the final sheet. You will be asked to make a copy of the documents, which will allow you to edit your own copies freely and share them with your students. This list will be updated as we convert and share more lesson materials as Google Docs. Please read Ursula Wolfe-Rocca’s guide Teaching ZEP Lessons Remotely: Recommitting to the Why — If Not the How — of Our Pedagogy for more information about how to teach people’s history remote. Share your story about teaching remotely with our materials during the pandemic and we will mail you a copy of the 1619 Project with our gratitude.

The Rebellious Lives of Mrs. Rosa Parks

Teaching Activity. By Bill Bigelow. In this mixer lesson, students learn about Rosa Parks' many decades of activism by taking on roles from various times in her life. In this way, students learn about her radicalism before, during, and long after the Montgomery Bus Boycott.
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Reconstructing the South: A Role Play

Teaching Activity. By Bill Bigelow. 17 pages. This role play engages students in thinking about what freedpeople needed in order to achieve—and sustain—real freedom following the Civil War. It's followed by a chapter from the book Freedom's Unfinished Revolution.
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The Color Line

Teaching Activity. By Bill Bigelow. A lesson on the countless colonial laws enacted to create division and inequality based on race. This helps students understand the origins of racism in the United States and who benefits.
Teaching Activity by Bill Bigelow
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