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It’s Time to Support Teaching for Change

In the last two years, we’ve seen an increase in demand for our resources. We’ve also seen a widespread right-wing backlash, as GOP lawmakers ban teaching the truth. With your support, in 2023 we will: Continue to be a trusted resource for educators and parents at Social Justice Books and challenge the dominant narrative in children’s books. Increase professional learning opportunities …

Indigenous Central America Educator Workshop Highlights and Resources

On November 9, 2022, Teaching Central America, a project of Teaching for Change, hosted an educator workshop focused on Indigenous Central America to provide teachers with strategies and resources for introducing the Indigenous history of Central America in their classroom. Participants explored the Quiche Maya ancestral story, including the Popol Vuh and the Maya origin …

New Study About White Supremacy and Anti-Black Racism in the Virginia History Curriculum

A new study co-authored by Teaching for Change board member Tiffany Mitchell Patterson, Teaching for Change volunteer Chris Seeger, and researcher Maria Gabriela Paz seeks to better understand how white supremacy and anti-Black racism are portrayed in the Virginia U.S. history standards. The study, Reckoning with white supremacy and anti-Black racism in the Virginia US …

2022 Indigenous Peoples’ Day Curriculum Teach-In Highlights

On Saturday, October 1, 2022, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) and Teaching for Change hosted an online teach-in with the theme sovereignty and treaties. More than 400 teachers from all over the United States and some internationally attended the keynote by Rebecca Nagle (Cherokee) and two rounds of interactive workshops featuring …

Books for Latinx Heritage Month

Latinx Heritage Month is September 15 – October 15. Below find booklists to help educators address Latinx topics that are often left out of the textbook, such as the history and literature of Central America. Booklists for Latinx/Hispanic Heritage Month   Latinx and Latin America   Afro-Latinx   Central America   Spanish / Bilingual       Book for Free Download …

How Well Do You Know D.C.?

When most people think of Washington, D.C., what comes to mind are monuments, museums, and the federal government. Often overlooked is the local city, long shaped by issues of race, class, and colonial status. Teaching for Change staff and advisers prepared this “learn-as-you-go” quiz about D.C. to help fill the gaps in the traditional textbooks …