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The Disempowering Impact of the Little People, BIG DREAMS Series

Social Justice Books team member Paige Pagan wrote a critique of the widely distributed Little People, BIG DREAMS picture book series. Published in the Summer 2022 issue of Rethinking Schools, the article begins, Enter the children’s section in any bookstore or library and you are bound to see a display of titles from the Little People, BIG …

New Book by Allyson Criner Brown: Engagement for Equitable Outcomes

Allyson Criner Brown, former Teaching for Change associate director, is the co-author of a new book, Engagement for Equitable Outcomes: A Practitioner’s Playbook. Teaching for Change co-sponsored a family-friendly book launch event on Memorial Day weekend at Oxon Run Park in Washington, D.C. along with the Ward 8 Education Council and Friends of Oxon Run …

Teach Truth Days of Action 2022

Teachers and allies across the country pledged to teach truth on June 11 and 12, 2022. They made their pledges at historic sites to provide examples of the history that teachers would be required to lie about or omit if the GOP anti-history bills become law. Teachers planned these activities at the end of another unbelievably challenging school …

2022 Indigenous Peoples’ Day Curriculum Teach-In

Sovereignty and Treaties Saturday, October 1, 2022 | 12:00PM–3:00PM ET (9:00AM-12:00PM PT) The Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) and Teaching for Change will host an online teach-in with keynote speaker Rebecca Nagle and interactive workshops. NMAI education experts, Teaching for Change, and K–12 teachers will share curriculum and teaching strategies and explore …

What Are Students Learning About Reconstruction?

Reconstruction was a time of immense possibility for economic equity and progress for multiracial democracy. White supremacists crushed this promise. Today, it is suppressed in K–12 education and public memory. Our Zinn Education Project (with Rethinking Schools) just released a new report, Erasing the Black Freedom Struggle: How State Standards Fail to Teach the Truth About …

Howard Zinn Centennial

The year 2022 marks the 100th anniversary of Howard Zinn’s birth on August 24, 1922, in Brooklyn. At Teaching for Change, our work has and continues to be informed by Zinn’s scholarship in many ways. Zinn helped launch the Zinn Education Project in 2008, which we coordinate along with Rethinking Schools. Zinn was an advisor for …