Mythbuster Quizzes

Teaching for Change offers several mythbuster quizzes that are designed to challenge assumptions and deepen understanding. These quizzes are not to be used as a “test,” instead they offer a chance to explore myths about history and inspire further learning. Each response includes links to sources to learn more. While students are engaged in remote […]

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Teaching About Voting Rights: Online Resources

This year marks 150 years since the 15th Amendment promised “the right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude.” Following the Amendment’s adoption, white supremacists waged a campaign of disenfranchisement […]

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Who Gets to Vote? Teaching About the Struggle for Voting Rights in the United States

By Ursula Wolfe-Rocca 2020 is both an election year and the 150th anniversary of the passage of the 15th Amendment, making it an important time to invite our students to consider the history of voting rights in the United States. The struggle for the ballot is emblematic of the struggle to make real the democratic […]

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Teachers Invited to Lehigh’s Ethnic Studies Event with Dr. Sonia Nieto

April 14, 2020 from 4:00PM-6:00PM Lehigh University – Pennsylvania Advancing Critical Education Through Ethnic Studies Keynote speaker: Dr. Sonia Nieto What did ethnic studies mean in its heyday in the late 1960s and early 1970s, what does it mean today in the midst of pervasive ethnic harassment, and how can it transform K-12 and higher education in the future? In this personal reflection, Sonia […]

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Go-Go Becomes D.C.’s Official Music

On February 19, go-go became the official music of Washington, D.C.! This important legislation requires the mayor’s office to produce, fund, and implement programs that support the preservation and creation of go-go music — and the culture and history it represents. At Teaching for Change, we are honored to partner with D.C. area schools, musicians, and […]

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Teaching About Hurricane Maria Recovery: From Hamilton to Grassroots Activist Organizations

By Marilisa Jiménez García Teaching about Puerto Rico counters the historical erasure that exists regarding the United States and its relationship to its colonies. The aftermath of Hurricanes Irma and Maria in September 2017 and current earthquake activity in Puerto Rico, once again, underlines public ignorance about how 21st-century colonialism impacts disaster relief. For example, […]

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What Happens in a Lockdown? Parent-Principal Chats Bring Community Together to Discuss Emergencies and Safety

On January 23, 2020, parents and caregivers from West Education Campus (DCPS) gathered with staff for January’s Principal Coffee. The monthly meeting, drawing from Teaching for Change’s Parent-Principal Chats signature activity, is usually a fun and informative gathering for the West community. This day, Principal Niyeka Jackson and team used the opportunity to discuss and […]

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Dads Read About Teamwork at Langdon Elementary

On November 13, 2019, seven enthusiastic Langdon Elementary (DCPS) parents – featuring an all-star group of Langdon fathers – came together to read Swimmy, by Leo Lionni, to three pre-K classes as a part of Teaching for Change’s Roving Readers program. Swimmy is a story that celebrates difference and teaches about the power of community […]

The Tellin’ Stories Race, Equity, and Family Engagement Summer 2020 Principal Institutes

The Tellin’ Stories Race, Equity, and Family Engagement Summer Institutes will prepare principals, assistant principals, and senior school-based administrators to apply an asset-based lens to family engagement that is grounded in popular education, community organizing, racial equity, and family engagement research. The principal institutes are also the exclusive opportunity for school leaders to receive training […]

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SXSW EDU 2020 Workshop on Race and Representation in Children’s Literature

March 10, 2020 10:30AM-12:00PM Austin Convention Center 3rd Floor, Room 9AB Teaching for Change is pleased to share that our workshop, Race and Representation in Children’s Literature, was selected for 2020’s SXSW EDU conference and featured on their blog about programming trends.  The SXSW EDU Conference & Festival will take place in Austin, Texas March 9-12, […]

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