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Despite National Outrage, Scholastic Defends Children’s Books Celebrating Trump

VICTORY – Scholastic’s celebratory children’s books about Donald Trump are finally OUT OF PRINT. After thousands of letters in an action campaign from teachers, parents, and students across the U.S., Scholastic has stopped reprinting these two books. In June of 2018 we published critical reviews of the Scholastic books for early and upper elementary students about the …

Teaching Guide on Rosenwald Schools, YMCAs, and More

Teaching for Change was invited by the Rosenwald filmmaker to produce a teaching guide for the documentary. Written by Pete Fredlake, the free downloadable guide is now available for middle, high school, and college classrooms. The themes for the lessons came from convenings with teachers in the D.C. area. One of these sessions was held at the historic Thurgood …

The Tellin’ Stories Race, Equity, and Family Engagement 2018-2019 Seminar Series

September, 2018 – May, 2019 All Souls Church Unitarian | 1500 Harvard St, NW | Washington, D.C. Applications coming soon. “It will be worth it. It will actually surpass your expectations. I walked into this thinking, ‘This is going to be good.’ And it totally blew my mind!” – Keris Lee, 2017 Summer Institute The …

Timothy Jenkins Honors Chuck McDew with Donation to Civil Rights Teaching Book

With the current threats to voting rights and democracy, understanding the bottom up history of the Civil Rights Movement has never been so urgent and relevant. To encourage the teaching of grassroots organizing during the Civil Rights Movement – lessons that can inform student activism today – we want to publish a new print edition …

Challenging Islamophobia Project Director to Present at Two Upcoming Conferences

Alison Kysia, project director of Teaching for Change’s “Islamophobia: A people’s history teaching guide,” will be presenting at two upcoming conferences. She will present “Black Muslims in the United States: An Introductory Activity” from 1:45-3:15pm on Saturday, May 5 at the 9th Annual Teacher Action Group (TAG) Education for Liberation Conference in Philadelphia, PA. The conference, …