Teacher Workshop on Central America

While the histories of the United States and Central America have been intertwined for centuries, Central American history has been missing from the school curriculum for many years. Therefore, before asking teachers to infuse Central American history in their own classrooms, we recommend that schools host teacher workshops to familiarize the staff with Central American […]

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Girl Scout Book Drive Exceeds Its Goal

Our Teaching for Change Bookstore and Girl Scout Troop 3859 (Saint Augustine Catholic Church) hosted a book drive on September 12-14 in support of Saint Augustine School, New Community for Children, Marguerite’s Place, and Playtime Children’s Project. Troop leader Dena D. Grant wrote to our publications director Don Allen to say it was a big success. Here’s an excerpt from […]

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Exploring Immigration and Identity in the K-12 Classroom with Américas Award Books

In celebration of the 2014 Américas Award, CLASP and Teaching for Change are hosting a K-12 teacher workshop “Exploring Immigration and Identity in the K-12 Classroom with Américas Award Books.” This hands-on workshop will explore issues of immigration and identity using children’s literature. The workshop will feature the work of this year’s Honorable Mention book, […]

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Matt Herron and Dorie Ladner Remember the Mississippi Freedom Movement

  On July 24, 2014, photographer Matt Herron and SNCC veteran Dorie Ladner shared photos and stories about the 1960s Freedom Movement in Mississippi. Askia Muhammad from WPFW moderated and shared his own memories as a native of Mississippi. The featured books were Mississippi Eyes and This Light of Ours: Activist Photographers of the Civil […]

Middle Passage Markers Project: Invitation to Teachers and Students

“If the Atlantic were to dry up it would reveal a scattered pathway of human bones, African bones, marking the various routes of the middle passage.” — John Henrik Clark Millions of the people who were kidnapped from Africa and brought to the United States in bondage remain nameless. Not only those whose bones lie […]

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Ferguson protest: 'I am a man'
Rafhen Aldridge marches down South Florissant Rd. with about 200 protesters in Ferguson, Mo. protesting police brutality by their department Monday morning.  Photo by Wiley Price / St. Louis American.

Reactions to Teaching About Ferguson

Teaching for Change’s article “Teaching About Ferguson” (August 21, 2014) by Julian Hipkins III has received rave reviews and attacks. The article offers ideas and resources for the classroom to help students think critically about the events in Ferguson by providing historical context and ways to be proactive in their own communities. We are honored that the […]

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Teachers Connect with Families in Community Walk

  Teachers, staff, and parents of Orr Elementary School (DCPS) began the 2014 school year with a community walk in the neighborhood of the school. Orr ES partners with Teaching for Change to implement the Tellin’ Stories approach to parent engagement. The community walks are one activity we recommend and help plan to strengthen meaningful school-family […]

José Luis Vilson Book Party

   This Is Not a Test: A New Narrative on Race, Class, and Education Book Party for author Jose Luis Vilson Thursday, September 25, 2014 5:00 to 7:00 pm, light refreshments Hosted by the Albert Shanker Institute 555 New Jersey Ave, NW, Washington, DC Teaching for Change will handle book sales at the event. REGISTER HERE […]

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Where do people talk honestly about race? At the A.C.T.O.R. series

By Rachel Mullin “I believe one of the ways we become more tolerant and accepting of others is to talk to them, to engage people that are different from us–to get out of our comfort zone and actually hear a different point of view, a different experience.” – Pamela Pinnock It was this belief that […]

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‘Is This America?’: 50 Years Ago Sharecroppers Challenged Mississippi Apartheid, LBJ, and the Nation

Teaching for Change staff members Julian Hipkins III and Deborah Menkart wrote this article and a related lesson for the 50th anniversary of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (MFDP). The article was published on the Zinn Education Project website for the “If We Knew Our History” series. It was also published on Common Dreams, Alternet, […]

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