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Teaching Guide on Rosenwald Schools, YMCAs, and More

Teaching for Change was invited by the Rosenwald filmmaker to produce a teaching guide for the documentary. Written by Pete Fredlake, the free downloadable guide is now available for middle, high school, and college classrooms. The themes for the lessons came from convenings with teachers in the D.C. area. One of these sessions was held at the historic Thurgood …

Stories from Our Classrooms 2016

On Sunday, October 16, 2016, twenty D.C. area teachers gathered for the first session of Stories from our Classrooms 2016-2017, an annual course offered by Teaching for Change. The goals for this course are for teacher participants to deepen their own practice, build community among D.C. area social justice educators, and to contribute to the all-too-scarce …

“It Was Like a Visit from the President”: Timothy Jenkins Talks to Fifth Graders

Rachel Hull’s fifth graders were studying the founding of the United States from various perspectives in a unit called “Know Your Rights.” Through their analysis of primary sources and research, they began to uncover a version of history that was missing from their textbooks. To deepen their knowledge, they invited Teaching for Change board member Timothy Jenkins as a guest speaker. …