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2021 Indigenous Peoples’ Day Curriculum Teach-In

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) and Teaching for Change hosted a virtual Indigenous Peoples’ Day Teach-In with the theme of Indigenous Land: Stewardship, Relationships, and Responsibility on Saturday, Sept. 25. Close to 500 teachers from all over the United States and some internationally attended the keynote by Dr. Kelsey Leonard (Shinnecock) …

Now Hiring: Communications Associate for the Zinn Ed Project

The Zinn Education Project (ZEP), coordinated by Rethinking Schools and Teaching for Change, promotes and supports teaching of people’s history in middle and high school classrooms across the country. The Zinn Education Project seeks to hire a communications associate. The communications role is multifaceted, including website updates, data tracking, materials production, website management, and social …

Publishers Donate Books for Teach Central America Campaign

In support of Teach Central America Week, a number of publishers donated titles by Central American authors and/or about Central America as gifts for educators who share teaching stories.  We extend our appreciation to the following publishers for their generous support of Teach Central America Week. Groundwood Books Aquí era es Paraíso/Here was Paradise by …

Teach Central America Week: October 4 – 10, 2021

Join us for the third annual Teach Central America Week from October 4 – 10, 2021. Teaching for Change provides free resources for classroom teachers, including lessons, book lists, biographies of noted historical figures, and readings at TeachingCentralAmerica.org. Below we share resources to help aid your planning as you prepare to participate in #TeachCentralAmerica Week.   Classroom Stories from Teach …

In Memory: Eloise Greenfield: Groundbreaking Author of Children’s Literature

Eloise Greenfield

We are saddened to share the news that Eloise Greenfield, one of our favorite children’s book authors, died on August 5, 2021. Her daughter shared the news with us and added that the family will announce plans for memorial services at some time in the future. Eloise Greenfield had a profound impact on the field …

New NMAAHC Kids Guide for Understanding and Celebrating Juneteenth

The National Museum of African American History and Culture has released a new guide for young children on Juneteenth. The NMAAHC Kids guide for Understanding and Celebrating Juneteenth with young children offers language for talking about history in age-appropriate and honest ways, suggests books and online resources for further understanding and celebration, and includes a …

2021 Indigenous Peoples’ Day Curriculum Teach-In

Indigenous Land: Stewardship, Relationships, and Responsibility Saturday, September 25, 2021 | 12:30PM–3:00PM ET (9:30AM-12:00PM PT) The Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) and Teaching for Change host a day of online conversation, curriculum sharing, and ideas exchange.   NMAI education experts, Teaching for Change, and K–12 teachers will share curriculum and teaching strategies and …

D.C. Area Teach Truth Rally

Washington DC Teach Truth Rally | Teaching for Change

SNCC veteran and founder of the African American Civil War Memorial and Museum Dr. Smith spoke at the #TeachTruth rally at the African American Civil War Memorial on June 12, 2021. A transcript of his remarks is below:  Parents and great grandparents, which I am, we are kids first teachers, you are our second …