More than four million Central Americans reside in the United States today, yet the lack of resources on Central American heritage in most schools make the rich history and literature of the region invisible.
Our book “Putting the Movement Back into Civil Rights Teaching” and companion website emphasize the power of people through a diversity of stories, perspectives, essays, photographs, graphics, interviews, and interactive and interdisciplinary lessons.
In an alarming number of states across the country, Republican lawmakers are proposing bills to ban the truthful teaching of history. These efforts are described in an Education Week article by Sarah Schwartz, “8 States Debate Bills to Restrict How Teachers Discuss Racism, Sexism.” Many of the proposed bills are based on language from Trump’s 2020 Executive Order 13950. Learn more.
Timothy Jenkins, a Teaching for Change Board member and SNCC veteran, has offered to match any donations up to $10,000 towards producing a new print edition of “Putting the Movement Back into Civil Rights Teaching” this year in honor of fellow SNCC veteran Chuck McDew (1938-2018).
Teaching for Change depends on the support of committed individuals to serve as fellows or volunteers throughout the year. In exchange for their time and expertise, we provide fellows and volunteers with the chance to make a meaningful contribution to social justice education