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Go-Go Sound of Summer Series

On a Friday in June 2021, go-go music legends and the Teach the Beat and DC Public Library teams filled the Martin Luther King Jr. Library’s auditorium with the official sound of D.C. in celebration of a three part series Go-Go Sound of Summer.  Each episode explored a different facet of go-go music and culture, breaking down the …

Joy in the Resistance

In the last two years, we’ve seen a massive increase in demand for our resources. We’ve also seen a widespread right-wing backlash, as GOP lawmakers ban teaching the truth. In 2022 we will: Expand our resources for teaching about Central America, the Civil Rights Movement, go-go, people’s history, and more. Increase professional learning opportunities for …

The Go-Go People’s Plan

Teaching for Change is pleased that our Teach the Beat program is included in the “The Go-Go People’s Plan.” The plan outlines the D.C. government’s strategy to support, preserve, and archive Go-Go music and its history. The Introduction to the plan is by Charles Stephenson, co-author of The Beat: Go-Go Music from Washington, DC, and …

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 …