High School Labor History Tour of DC

High school students studying U.S. history at the E.L. Haynes Public Charter School learned about labor history during a January 29, 2013 Labor Walk led by Metro Council Union Cities Coordinator Chris Garlock. “It was easy to see the now and then relationships for labor movements and other issues,” wrote one student. The students saw […]

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Pearson Erases Paul Robeson from History: Students Write 100 Letters to Challenge Omission

By Ken Giles For the past several years, I have been the music teacher at Shepherd Elementary School in Washington, D.C. This has given me the chance to combine two passions: music and social justice activism. I teach students the civil rights songs, peace songs, and union songs that I learned throughout my life. And […]

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Sasha Reuther Shares Labor Film with Students: Filmfest 2012

By Jozi Zwerdling Students in Washington, D.C., had the rare opportunity to discuss the hidden history of labor through Brothers on the Line, a new film they screened in school, with Sasha Reuther, who is both the filmmaker and grandson of one of the famous Reuther brothers. Teaching for Change and Filmfest DC, with the […]

Capturing Stories, Honoring Teachers

Twenty-four D.C. area teachers, administrators, and students recorded stories as part of the National Teachers Initiative the weekend of August 20-21, 2011 at the Teaching for Change offices.Teaching for Change was honored to partner with the National Teachers Initiative, a project of StoryCorps, to host these 40-minute conversations about teaching with DC area public school […]

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National History Day at Capital City Public Charter School

Doughnut holes and orange juice jugs cover the table.┬áChairs set in neat tight lines cover the floor. The background of the stage is painted with colorful murals from the latest school play. The entire setting looks perfect, orderly. But what happens next in the multi-purpose room of Capital City Public Charter School is not so […]

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Student Assignment: How to Improve Our School and Community

It was a hot day in early June, but the 11th graders inside of Capital City Public Charter School in Washington, DC never seemed to sweat. They were cool, put together, looking more like policy advocates in front of congress instead of soon-to-be seniors in high school. Their task: pick a problem facing the community, […]

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