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Films with a Conscience

Article. The films listed below are ones that can help students gain insights into how the world works. Many of these also alert students to how individuals and social movements have tried to make life better.
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Project Highlights

Since launching in 2008, the Zinn Education Project has grown exponentially, reaching educators and activists across the United States and around the globe. This page features just a few of the project's annual highlights.
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The Zinn Education Project Responds to Mitch Daniels’ Attacks on Howard Zinn

On July 17, 2013 the Associated Press (AP) revealed that former Indiana Governor and current Purdue University President Mitch Daniels had tried to ban Howard Zinn’s writing, including A People’s History of the United States, in K-12 public schools. In a public statement on July 18, Purdue University stood by their president, stating that it is not an issue of censorship because it did not impact higher education, only K-12 public schools. In other words, academic freedom and censorship do not apply to K-12 teachers and students.
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Side by Side/Lado a lado

Picture book. By Monica Brown and translation by Carolina Valencia. Illustrated by Joe Cepeda. 2010. 32 pages.
The life stories and activism of the two founders of the United Farm Workers (UFW), written and illustrated for young children.
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Maquilapolis (City of Factories)

Film. Directed and produced by Vicky Funari and Sergio De La Torre. 2006. 68 minutes.
The impact of globalization as told through the lives of the women who experience it in Tijuana, Mexico.
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Rethinking School Reform: Views from the Classroom

Book – Non-fiction. Edited by Linda Christensen and Stan Karp. 350 pages. 2003. Rethinking Schools. This collection offers insights into a broad range of education issues, including vouchers and funding, multiculturalism, standards and testing, unions, bilingual education, and federal policy.
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