Teaching Activity. By Ursula Wolfe-Rocca. 29 pages.
Through examining FBI documents, students learn the scope of the FBI’s COINTELPRO campaign to spy on, infiltrate, discredit, and disrupt all corners of the Black Freedom Movement.
Teaching Activity. By Ursula Wolfe-Rocca.
In this role play students analyze who is to blame for the illegal, mass deportations of Mexican Americans and immigrants during the Great Depression.
Teaching Activity. By Bill Bigelow, Adam Sanchez, and Tim Swinehart.
A role-play activity engages students in building solidarity among different groups and organizations fighting fossil fuels and searching for alternatives.
Teaching Activity. By Adam Sanchez. 24 pages.
A series of role plays that explore the history and evolution of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee.
Teaching Activity. By Bill Bigelow.
A lesson on the countless colonial laws enacted to create division and inequality based on race. This helps students understand the origins of racism in the United States and who benefits.
Teaching Activity. By Alma Anderson McDonald.
A teacher looks back on her childhood to discover the meaning of environmental racism. Linda Christensen offers ways to teach about this story with students.
Teaching Activity. Essay by Howard Zinn and lesson by Bill Bigelow. 17 pages.
Students research and share stories about unsung heroes in U.S. history.
Teaching Activity. By Adam Sanchez and Jesse Hagopian. 33 pages.
A mixer role play that introduces students to the pivotal and largely untold history of the Black Panthers.
Teaching Activity. By Adam Sanchez and Nqobile Mthethwa. 25 pages.
A mixer role play that explores the connections between different social movements during Reconstruction.
Teaching Activity. By Wayne Au. 7 pages.
How students can use the Black Panther’s Ten Point Program to assess issues in their own communities and to develop Ten Point Programs of their own. Available in Spanish.
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Downplaying Deportations: How Textbooks Hide the Mass Expulsion of Mexican Americans During the Great Depression
By Ursula Wolfe-Rocca