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The 1619 Project


Wednesday, 5 Aug. to Wednesday, 16 Sept. at Online



7 learners signed up; 3 responded to the survey

Learner Goals

Why did people sign up?

  • "I hoped to be able to gain knowledge and talk with others about the content presented to me."
  • "I hoped to achieve a better understanding of the 1619 Project and, as a result, my country."
  • "My hope was to increase my understanding of the impact of slavery on today's racial tensions."

Goals Met

Did participants reach their learning goals?

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Confidence in course materials

Do participants feel more confident about what they learned?

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Next Steps

How do participants intend to apply what they learned?

  • "I plan to continue reading and stay in touch with other participants in the circle."
  • "I spent this morning talking with my husband about my hopes for applying what I've learned in the 1619 Project. He suggested that I read Unconscious Bias in Schools by Tracey A. Benson who was a colleague of his before he retired from UNC Charlotte. He also suggested that I contact individuals I have worked with in the CMS School System to find out if they have heard of the 1619 Project and if it is being considered as an addition to the social studies curriculum. I am developing an action plan which includes questions for educators and contact information. Also included in this plan will be two additional objectives: finding resources available for educators supporting their efforts to teach the effects of slavery and identifying states or school systems that are using content from the 1619 Project and the methods they are using to do that."
  • "I intend to apply what I learned in the 1619 Project Learning Circle by sharing what I have learned with others on my blog and by being more cognizant of the world around me"

Net Promoter Score

Would participants recommend learning circles to a friend?

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Why or Why Not?

  • "It's made such a difference in my life. The knowledge I've gained during this project has given me confidence and a sense of power."
  • "During the pandemic, learning circles are a wonderful"
  • "I would recommend this because there is no pressure. There is no report, no grades, but there is still the intellectual rigor, and I believe people in my life really appreciate that."