The 1619 Project,inaugurated with a special issue of The New York Times Magazine, reframes US history by marking the year when the first enslaved Africans arrived on Virginia soil as the nation’s foundational date. The Project is a collection of essays and literary works observing the 400th anniversary of the beginning of American slavery. A curriculum created by the Pulitzer Center to complement the series of essays, published by The New York Times for the Project, offers teachers a new way to introduce the history of slavery to their students. Teachers can start by diving into the Reading Guide. The Pulitzer Center also is asking teachers to submit their lessons to be shared with other educators.
The Great Thanksgiving Listen is a national project that empowers young people to create an oral history of contemporary United States by recording an interview with an elder using the freeStoryCorps app for iOS and Android devices.
In September 2019, author Kenneth C. Davis began offering free virtual classroom visits on the subject of democracy and dictatorships. The intent of the virtual visits is to speak with middle school and high school students and their teachers about what democracy is, what threatens democracy today, and how to protect it.