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For thirty years, educators have turned to Teaching for Change to help students learn about history beyond the textbook heroes and holidays, rethink the world around them, and see themselves as agents of change. Educators continue to look to Teaching for Change in this unprecedented moment. They are adapting, and we are too — but […]

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Thank You Allyson Criner Brown

After ten amazing years, Allyson Criner Brown is leaving her role as Teaching for Change associate director and Tellin’ Stories program manager to embark on a new career at the D.C. Department of Energy and Environment. Allyson is one of the most creative, dedicated, visionary, hard working, and joyful people our team has worked with. […]

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Out My Window: 40 Years of D.C. History in Photos

For forty years, the respected community photographer and local activist Nancy Shia has lived in an apartment on the corner of Ontario Street and Columbia Road NW in Washington, D.C. During that time, she has taken countless photographs of the Columbia Heights, Adams Morgan, and Mount Pleasant neighborhoods. Ranging from a powerful series of photos […]

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Roberto Lovato Author Talk

On October 6, during Teach Central America Week, Teaching for Change and the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Maryland, College Park hosted Salvadoran American journalist Roberto Lovato for a virtual book talk about his new book Unforgetting: A Memoir of Family, Migration, Gangs, and Revolution in the Americas. Over a hundred […]

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Hammond MS International Academy Teachers Study Central America

Teachers at the Hammond MS International Academy in Alexandria, Virginia dedicated two professional development sessions to learning about the background of their Central American students. The first session on September 2, 2020 introduced lessons from the Teach Central America website. In the session on October 12, 2020, the agenda and presenters are as follows: 1pm […]

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Teach Central America Week: Oct. 5-11

Teaching for Change is hosting the second annual Teach Central America Week from October 5 – 11, 2020. Hundreds of teachers from 29 states and the District of Columbia have signed up to participate and organizations have endorsed the week. We have added several new resources for teaching about Central America to our website, including new books and […]

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Teach Central America Workshop Engages Teachers Nationally

On August 25, 2020, educators, librarians, caregivers, and school leaders across the country gathered virtually for the first national Teach Central America workshop. To prepare for the second annual Teach Central America Week (October 5-11), participants explored the initiative’s Introduction to Central America mixer lesson. This lesson is designed to introduce students to several brief […]

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2020 Indigenous Peoples’ Day Virtual Teach-In: Food and Water Justice

More than 250 teachers from across the U.S. and other countries attended 2020 Indigenous Peoples’ Day Virtual Teach-In: Food and Water Justice, hosted by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) and Teaching for Change on September 12, 2020. The focus of the teach-in was Indigenous peoples’ histories and experiences around food and […]

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Matt Herron, ¡Presente!

Activist photographer Matt Herron died in a glider crash on August 7, 2020. At 89, Herron had lived his life to the fullest and had a generous spirit. Every time we asked for permission to use a photo, not only did he respond affirmatively, he also waived any fees as long as they were used for […]

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Becoming a Teacher Book Launch

Join a book celebration and conversation on Becoming a Teacher with author Melinda D. Anderson and LaQuisha Hall, moderated by Tiffany Mitchell Patterson on September 1, 2020, 5pm PST/8pm EST. The event is hosted by Teaching for Change on the day of the book release. Acclaimed education writer Melinda D. Anderson shadowed award winning Baltimore teacher […]

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