Black Lives Matter Week of Action

Last year, educators in Seattle, New York, Philadelphia, Rochester and elsewhere engaged in a Black Lives Matter Week of action that centered around educating their school communities about the 13 guiding principles of the Black Lives Matter movement. The actions and education took place both inside and outside the classroom. This year D.C. Area Educators […]

Five Ways to Support Teaching for Change

I learned young people don’t have to wait until they’re older to stand up for their beliefs. —Eighth grade student, Washington, D.C. When students learn about history beyond the textbook heroes and holidays, they rethink the world around them and can see themselves as agents of change. Help Teaching for Change raise $5,000 to reach […]

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Teaching about Puerto Rico

Caribbean Connections: Puerto Rico introduces students to the history, geography, identity, government, economy, environment, and culture of Puerto Rico through essays, poetry, and fiction. See Table of Contents below. The second edition of our book Caribbean Connections: Puerto Rico has been out of print and unavailable since 2006. In light of the current crisis on the island […]

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Equity in Parent Orgs

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Teach About Selma

Interactive lessons and recommended resources that invite students to think critically and creatively about today’s continued fight for social justice. Lessons The release of the film Selma in the 50th anniversary year of the Selma-to-Montgomery March and the Voting Rights Act of 1965 helped generate great interest in these pivotal stories from the Civil Rights […]

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Teaching about Haiti

All too often in the midst of reporting on Haiti, we hear that the country is the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere without the infrastructure to deal with disaster. But little explanation is provided as to why, leaving students to assume it must be the fault of the people there. Nor do we hear of the […]

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Teaching about 1963

Too often, the teaching about the modern Civil Rights Movement—as a spontaneous eruption of angry but saintly African Americans led by two or three inspired orators—discounts the origins, the intellect, and the breadth that guided this complex social movement. To support teaching the modern Civil Rights Movement beyond “I Have a Dream,” Teaching for Change […]

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Teaching about Freedom Schools

Mark the 50th anniversary of Freedom Schools with an Ask me about: Freedom Schools commemorative button. Why Freedom Schools? Freedom Schools promote education for transformation and liberation. Freedom Schools allow students to learn about the history of the Civil Rights Movement beyond an individual hero, speech, or march. Freedom Schools invite all of us to look […]

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Bookstore

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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Black History Month

Reverend Barber’s words below 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 […]

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