National History Day Projects

National History Day projects are a wonderful opportunity for middle and high school students to research and learn about topics and individuals outside the typical textbook. We share here the experiences of D.C. eighth grade middle school teacher Beth Kara. Her students’ completed projects on Queen Liliuokalani, Sophie Scholl and the White Rose, Assata Shakur, Muhammad […]

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Summer Conference Workshops

In June 2017, Teaching for Change presented two workshops at the National Family and Community Engagement Conference in San Francisco, Calif., in front of crowded audiences. Unpacking Race, Class, Privilege, and Power: Making the Case for Race and Equity Training explored the roots of systemic racism and made modern-day connections to how race, class, and […]

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Teaching After Charlottesville: More Than a Day-After Lesson

The following article by Teaching for Change executive director, Deborah Menkart, was first published by The Hechinger Report. “What should I say about Charlottesville?” It’s the burning question on every teacher’s mind as the new school year gets underway. On Twitter, users add lessons and resources to the #CharlottesvilleSyllabus and #CharlottesvilleCurriculum pages; everything from identity […]

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Now More than Ever…Recommitting to Anti-Bias Education

On July 21, 2017, close to 50 early childhood educators from Maryland, D.C., and Virginia attended a workshop facilitated by author Katie Kissinger based on her new book on anti-bias education. Kissinger is the author of Anti-bias Education in the Early Childhood Classroom: Hand in Hand, Step by Step and All the Colors We Are: The Story of […]

Mississippi 2017 Summer Institute on the Black Freedom Struggle

In July 2017, fifteen middle and high school English and social studies teachers from across the state of Mississippi participated in a teaching institute at Tougaloo College (in the historic Woodworth Chapel) on the Black Freedom Struggle in Mississippi. Not only did teachers learn hidden history and interactive teaching strategies, they also built relationships among themselves […]

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Fifth Graders Explore Latino Immigration at the Anacostia Museum

When fifth grade Spanish literacy teacher Cesarina Pierre realized that her nearly two decades of teaching Caribbean students in New York City Public Schools would not fully translate to teaching Central American students in Washington D.C., she sought resources from Teaching for Change. Pierre asked Teaching for Change, a longtime partner at the school, to […]

Dominican Republic Book Frames Study Group for Teachers

In the spring of 2016, teachers in Salem, Massachusetts met after school to learn about the history and culture of their students from the Dominican Republic. The four part series of professional development workshops was so popular that it was offered again in 2017. Their core text for the workshops was Teaching for Change’s Caribbean Connections: The Dominican […]

2017 Summer Reading List

For summer reading, Teaching for Change encourages young people to select multicultural and social justice books.  We offer recommendations of new (2016 and 2017) titles on our SocialJusticeBooks.org website.   For many more suggestions, see our full collection of recommended booklists and the We’re the People summer reading list.   Early Elementary | Middle Grades | Young Adult Teaching for Change has launched socialjusticebooks.org to […]

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Interns Explore D.C. Beyond the Monuments

This summer, Teaching for Change benefited greatly from the support of six interns (pictured below) who joined our year-long volunteer, Elena Young.    The internship began with our DC History quiz. This was good preparation for a summer of not only contributing to the work of Teaching for Change—but also exploring the city beyond the monuments […]

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What Students Learn from Resistance 101

Here are some of the comments we have received from teachers about the impact of using Teaching for Change’s Resistance 101 lesson in the spring of 2017. Have you used this lesson? Please send us your feedback and we will send you a free book! Students were amazed just to know that they didn’t have […]

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