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Teaching for Change and Rethinking Schools collaborate to bring a people’s history to the classroom.

Civil Rights Teaching

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Our civil rights teaching goes beyond the heroes approach to the Civil Rights Movement.

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Multicultural and social justice books for all ages. From 2005 to April, 2015, Teaching for Change operated one of the best brick and mortar multicultural bookstores on the East Coast at Busboys and Poets (14th & V). For ten years, Teaching for Change drew on its experience in multicultural literature for the classroom and its wide […]

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Tellin’ Our Story: How Tellin’ Stories works in school Community Building: Tellin’ Stories creates opportunities for families across race, class, language and cultural boundaries to connect to each other and to their school — often for the first time — through the power of story. In our Story Quilting series, each participant shares a story […]

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Breaking Barriers of Race, Class, and Language in Schools

breaking-barriers-thumb On July 22, 2015, Teaching for Change hosted a special event, “Race, Class, and Language: Breaking Barriers to Family Engagement in D.C.,” a briefing over breakfast with community stakeholders about the impact of gentrification and systemic inequities on full parental participation in schools. The event featured case studies from the 2015-2016 school year at school partnering with the Tellin’ Stories Project, Teaching for Change’s nationally recognized approach to family engagement. Read more.

Building a Civil Rights Teaching Community in Mississippi

CRT-building-community-thumb This summer, eleven middle and high school teachers from the across the state of Mississippi met to share resources, stories, and fellowship about how to bring a deeper understanding of the rich history of civil rights and labor movements in Mississippi to their students. During the course of the week they created a strong bond based on their shared commitment to introduce students to the bottom-up and often hidden history of the state. Read more.

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