Zinn Education Project

Teaching for Change and Rethinking Schools collaborate to bring a people’s history to the classroom.

Central America

More than four million Central Americans reside in the United States today, yet the lack of resources in most schools on Central American heritage make the rich history and literature of the region invisible. Also missing from the curriculum is the direct connection between U.S. foreign policy and Central American immigration to the United States. […]

Social Justice Books

The best selection of multicultural and social justice books for children, YA, and educators.

Parent Engagement

Tellin’ Our Story: How Tellin’ Stories works in school Our approach is based on the concepts of story-sharing, community organizing, and popular education. Rather than entering schools with a fixed agenda, Teaching for Change starts by making connections through sharing stories, allowing concerns to emerge and looking for ways to address them. In many cases, […]

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New Website: Story of the Virginia Interscholastic Association (VIA)

We are proud to announce the launch of the Story of the Virginia Interscholastic Association (VIA) website. The story of the VIA is the inspiring story of African-American parents, educators, and schools working together to provide enriching extracurricular opportunities for students despite racial, social and economic barriers. Read more.

Whitewashed Colonial History Children’s Book Still in Print

On the last day of Black History Month, children at a predominantly African American elementary school in D.C. were each given a book to keep. The title given to the daughter of one of our Teaching for Change staff was If You Lived in Colonial Times (Scholastic, 1992). While this outrageous book all but erases African Americans and demonizes Native Americans, it ironically came along with an “I am Black History” bookmark. Read more.

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    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).

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