Teaching Guide on Ellsberg, the Vietnam War and Whistleblowing

The Zinn Education Project (coordinated by Teaching for Change and Rethinking Schools) just released a free 94-page teaching guide for the film The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers. The teaching guide provides eight lessons on the Vietnam War, Daniel Ellsberg, whistleblowing, the Pentagon Papers and more for U.S. history, government, and language arts classrooms. 

The Most Dangerous Man in America Teaching Guide offers a “people’s history” approach to learning about the U.S. war in Vietnam and engages students in thinking deeply about their own responsibility as truth-tellers and peacemakers. The guide uses a variety of teaching strategies, including role play, critical reading, discussion, mock trial, small group imaginative writing, and personal narrative. Developed by the Zinn Education Project in collaboration with The Most Dangerous Man in America filmmakers Judith Ehrlich and Rick Goldsmith, the teaching guide is available for free download at the Zinn Education Project website.