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Seven Things We Learned from the D.C. Area Black Lives Matter at School Week of Action

By Allison Acosta, Fayette Colon, and Deborah Menkart Since 2018, the D.C. Area Black Lives Matter at School Week of Action has given a powerful start to Black History Month in classrooms across the Washington, D.C., area. Pre-K to 12th-grade teachers in more than 100 schools each year have taught lessons about structural racism, intersectional Black identities, and …

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 …

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 …