Zinn Education Project

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

Central America

More than four million Central Americans reside in the United States today, yet the lack of resources in most schools on Central American heritage make the rich history and literature of the region invisible. Also missing from the curriculum is the direct connection between U.S. foreign policy and Central American immigration to the United States. […]

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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 […]

Parent Engagement

Tellin’ Our Story: How Tellin’ Stories works in school Our approach is based on the concepts of story-sharing, community organizing, and popular education. Rather than entering schools with a fixed agenda, Teaching for Change starts by making connections through sharing stories, allowing concerns to emerge and looking for ways to address them. In many cases, […]

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Black History Month

Reverend Barber’s words highlight why it is all the more important to study Black history in February and all year long. “We need some moral fire to help us see clearly how this history shapes our present reality. I’ve heard too many people say over the past several months, ‘We’ve never seen anything like this before.’ If you didn’t see it, it doesn’t mean it wasn’t happening. Donald Trump is not the first candidate to play on our worst fears or use divide-and-conquer tactics. One hundred years ago, Woodrow Wilson… Read more.

Teaching Islam in a Catholic School

This article is by Gregory J. Landrigan, one of the teachers in the 2015-16 Teaching for Change Stories from Our Classroom course. “Most of my students had questions about logistics. What sort of lunch should we bring? Can we please not wear our uniforms? Will we be back by the end of the day? Then I called on Jonathan, “So when we get there, I mean while we are at the Mosque, are we going to pray?” It was the perfect question. Jonathan understood that prayer transcends… Read more.

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