In 2002, New Jersey passed the Amistad Law. The purpose of the law was to ensure that the contributions of African Americans and the descendants of the African Diaspora were infused into the social studies curricula of our schools.
NJEA is looking to fulfill the law by forming a curriculum writing team to develop a course of study that will aid in helping educators to implement integrated meaningful lessons.
If you have experience in writing curricula and or have been teaching the Amistad Curriculum, please respond at njea.org/amistadwriting to receive more information and an application.
The team will meet in the summer of 2021, and participants will be compensated for their work.