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Fun and Learning at People’s History Trivia Night

On December 2, the Zinn Education Project hosted a packed house for our first-ever People’s History Trivia Night fundraiser. Everyone enjoyed themselves, while learning non-trivial people’s history. The event was co-sponsored by and held at Busboys and Poets (14&V) during the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) conference. Classroom teachers and other friends of the …

Nation’s Largest Teachers Union Endorses Teaching “Climate Justice”

By Bill Bigelow Posted on Huffington Post | July 16, 2016 In May, the Portland, Oregon school board passed the country’s first comprehensive “climate justice” resolution. The school board voted unanimously to “abandon the use of any adopted text material that is found to express doubt about the severity of the climate crisis or its …

What Happened to the Civil Rights Movement After 1965? Don’t Ask Your Textbook

Here is the latest “If We Knew Our History” article from the Zinn Education Project, a project of Teaching for Change and Rethinking Schools. Please read and share. By Adam Sanchez Fifty years ago this week, Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee chairperson Stokely Carmichael made the famous call for “Black Power.” Carmichael’s speech came in the …

Students Become Unsung Heroes

On a Sunday afternoon in early March, twenty students took on the roles of unsung heroes in a Zinn Education Project lesson, facilitated by Teaching for Change curriculum specialist Julian Hipkins III. The students are members of Operation Understanding DC (OUDC). OUDC’s mission is to “build a generation of African American and Jewish community leaders who promote respect, understanding and cooperation while working to eradicate racism, …