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Central American Studies Showcase in Los Angeles

On May 4, Teaching Central America program specialist Jonathan Peraza Campos presented at the Central American Studies Showcase: Celebration, Education y Comunidad in Los Angeles. The showcase featured powerful lessons about Central America for a Central American studies curriculum focused on Los Angeles, home to the largest Central American community in the United States.  The …

2023–24 School Year Highlights

As the 2023–2024 school year ends, we at Teaching for Change, thank you! Together, we’ve empowered educators, engaged students, and fostered social justice in classrooms across the nation. In the past year, we hosted the 5th Annual Teach Central America Week, our annual teach-ins with the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, a national …

DCAESJ Working Group Facilitator Is Co-Author of New Book

DCAESJ’s early childhood working group facilitator, Makai Kellogg, co-wrote a new book, Reflection, Perspective-Taking, and Social Justice: Stories of Empathy and Kindness in the Early Childhood Classroom. Here is a description from the book’s publisher, Redleaf Press: How can we support children and teachers’ continued growth as kind, caring, compassionate people who work towards equity in this …

Teach Climate Justice

The climate crisis affects the future of all our students, so it should be at the center of the curriculum. We offer resources for teacher professional development and the classrooms, including videos from our teach-ins with the National Museum of the American Indian (sign up now for the 2024 teach-ins), books for K–12, a climate …

Teach Truth Day of Action

Join the #TeachTruth Day of Action on Saturday, June 8, to defend the freedom to learn. This is the 4th annual Teach Truth Day of Action, coordinated by Teaching for Change’s (with Rethinking Schools) Zinn Education Project. In this election year, we need to tell everyone about the chilling effect of anti-history education laws and …

35th Anniversary Year

It’s Teaching for Change’s 35th anniversary! Over the last 35 years we’ve reached teachers and students in tens of thousands of American classrooms. In just the last 10 years alone, more than 24,000 teachers have participated in our work and learned ways to teach for change. In the next five years, we’re setting out to reach teachers …

“I, too, am a teacher:” Unapologetically Black Educator Story Lounge 2024

DCAESJ and EmpowerEd DC’s third annual Unapologetically Black Educator Story Lounge was just as powerful, moving, and joyous as the previously held events. Yearly planned as an action for D.C. area educators to participate in the national BLM at School Week of Action, the story lounge again uplifted the Unapologetically Black principle. It reads, We …

Women Make History

In our Women Make History lesson, middle and high school students meet women who developed strategies, marched in protests, attended mass meetings, registered voters, taught in freedom schools, wrote searing critiques of societal structures, organized boycotts, and risked their lives.