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Teach Climate Justice

The climate crisis affects the future of all our students, so it should be at the center of the curriculum. We offer resources for teacher professional development and the classrooms, including videos from our teach-ins with the National Museum of the American Indian, books for K-12, a climate crisis timeline, and a call to action. …

Teach Truth Day of Action

Join the #TeachTruth Day of Action on Saturday, June 8, to defend the freedom to learn. This is the 4th annual Teach Truth Day of Action, coordinated by Teaching for Change’s (with Rethinking Schools) Zinn Education Project. In this election year, we need to tell everyone about the chilling effect of anti-history education laws and …

35th Anniversary Year

It’s our Teaching for Change’s 35th anniversary this year! Over the last 35 years we’ve reached teachers and students in tens of thousands of American classrooms. In just the last 10 years alone, more than 24,000 teachers have participated in our work and learned ways to teach for change. In the next five years, we’re …

“I, too, am a teacher:” Unapologetically Black Educator Story Lounge 2024

DCAESJ and EmpowerEd DC’s third annual Unapologetically Black Educator Story Lounge was just as powerful, moving, and joyous as the previously held events. Yearly planned as an action for D.C. area educators to participate in the national BLM at School Weeks of Action, the story lounge again uplifted the Unapologetically Black principle. It reads, We …

Women Make History

In our Women Make History lesson, middle and high school students meet women who developed strategies, marched in protests, attended mass meetings, registered voters, taught in freedom schools, wrote searing critiques of societal structures, organized boycotts, and risked their lives.

2024 Indigenous Peoples’ Day Curriculum Teach-In

Register | Schedule | Additional Teach-Ins 8th Annual Indigenous Peoples’ Day Curriculum Teach-In Saturday, September 28, 2024 9:30AM – 2:00PM ET National Museum of the American Indian 4th Street SW, Washington, DC The 8th annual Indigenous Peoples’ Day Curriculum Teach-In, hosted by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian in collaboration with Teaching for Change, …

2024 Native Knowledge 360° Teach-In

Register | Schedule | Additional Teach-Ins 2024 Native Knowledge 360° Teach-In Saturday, November 2, 2024 12:00PM – 3:00PM ET /  9:00AM – 12:00PM PT ONLINE via ZOOM The annual Indigenous Classroom Resources Teach-In, hosted by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian in collaboration with Teaching for Change, is an opportunity for educators around the world …

Your Grandma is Our Grandma: Smothers ES Uplifts Intergenerational Principle

There were no fresh baked, chocolate chip cookies in sight. No peppermints being discreetly offered and passed from big to little hands. All of the sweaters appeared to be store-bought, not hand knit. Yet everyone at Smothers Elementary School (DCPS) the morning of their Intergenerational Read Aloud were wrapped in the love, wisdom, and laughter …