Arkansas’ Howard Zinn Witch-hunt Fizzles

April 4, 2017 By Bill Bigelow Last week nearly 700 Arkansas teachers and school librarians received copies of books by Howard Zinn—thanks to a right wing state representative. Well, not exactly. But here’s the story. Recently, Republican Kim Hendren introduced legislation that would prohibit teachers in all public schools or state-supported charter schools from including […]

D.C. Students Stand with Standing Rock

This month, high school U.S. history teacher Bill Stevens taught his students at the SEED Public Charter School in Washington, D.C. about the issues at stake in the historic struggle of the Standing Rock Sioux to block construction of the Dakota Access oil pipeline. To introduce this history, he used the “Standing With Standing Rock” […]

Fun and Learning at People’s History Trivia Night

On December 2, the Zinn Education Project hosted a packed house for our first-ever People’s History Trivia Night fundraiser. Everyone enjoyed themselves, while learning non-trivial people’s history. The event was co-sponsored by and held at Busboys and Poets (14&V) during the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) conference. Classroom teachers and other friends of the […]

What Happened to the Civil Rights Movement After 1965? Don’t Ask Your Textbook

Here is the latest “If We Knew Our History” article from the Zinn Education Project, a project of Teaching for Change and Rethinking Schools. Please read and share. By Adam Sanchez Fifty years ago this week, Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee chairperson Stokely Carmichael made the famous call for “Black Power.” Carmichael’s speech came in the […]

Climate Justice Teacher Workshop in D.C.

While the climate crisis threatens the lives of millions of people around the world, it gets scant mention in textbooks. Even less attention is given to movements fighting for survival and a sustainable future, such as La Via Campesina. More than 30 DC area elementary and high school teachers spent a day of their own […]

More Teachers Than Ever Teach People’s History

Here are 2015 highlights and plans for 2016 from our Zinn Education Project. Coordinated by Teaching for Change in collaboration with Rethinking Schools, the Zinn Education Project promotes and supports the teaching of people’s history in middle and high school classrooms across the country. The Zinn Education Project registered 11,000 new teachers in 2015. We now […]

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