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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 …

Giving Tuesday 2022

To kick off #GivingTuesday the Teaching for Change board (current and past) donated a lead gift of $3,300 to celebrate 33 years of Teaching for Change! Thanks to the generosity of our supporters, we met our goal of raising $10,000 this #GivingTuesday! We need many more donations to continue to sustain and grow our programs. …

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 …

Social Justice Curriculum Fair

On Saturday, August 20, more than 100 educators from across the D.C. area convened at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library for the inaugural DCAESJ Social Justice Curriculum Fair. This fair was an opportunity for pre-K-12 educators from the D.C. area to connect in person while exploring curriculum aligned with various social justice themes. …