Article. By Chloë Myers and Hank Bersani Jr. Rethinking Schools, Winter 2008/09.
A guide for analyzing children’s books for prejudice by able-bodied and able-minded people toward people with disabilities.
Overview with links to articles, books, primers, films, and websites about the Attica Prison Uprising for the classroom.
Article. By Chloë Myers-Hughes and Hank Bersani Jr. Winter 2009-10.
The authors of “10 Quick Ways to Analyze Children’s Books for Ableism” look at what Caldecott winners tell young children about disability.
Article. Bob Herbert. Jacobin Magazine. 2013.
A critique of the “feel good” and “sentimental stick figure” mis-representations of Nelson Mandela and Dr. King in mass media.
Article. By Mickey Z.
History of the 1932 Bonus Expeditionary Force (BEF) or Bonus Army.
Background Reading (PDF) and Song. Reading by Milton Meltzer and song by David Rovics. 1974. 4 pages and 5 min.
The story of the San Patricio Battalion, Irish-American soldiers who deserted the U.S. Army during the U.S.-Mexican War and fought on the side of the Mexicans.
Charles E. Cobb Jr. discusses the Civil Rights Movement and its lessons, and how they apply to current movements. 2017.
Article. By Clyde Kennard. 1960.
Letter to the editor of Hattiesburg American on school integration.
Article for Teachers and High School Students. By Howard Zinn. 4 pages.
An essay which raises questions about the justifications for empire building and imperialism.
Article. By Manlio Argueta. From Cuzcatlán, Donde bate la mar del sur.
An excerpt from a novel of historical fiction about the impact of an export economy on peasants in El Salvador.
Article. By David W. Blight. 2011.
The people’s history of Memorial Day.
Article. By Jefferson Morley.
“Star-Spangled Banner” songwriter Francis Scott Key opposed abolitionists and free speech in his role as district attorney of the city of Washington.
Article. By Howard Zinn. From Chapter 6 of You Can’t Be Neutral on a Moving Train.
Zinn describes the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) voting rights campaign called Freedom Day in Hattiesburg, Miss.
Background Reading for Teachers. By Bill Bigelow. 4 pages.
A review of Freedom’s Unfinished Revolution, a collection of primary documents for high school on the Civil War and Reconstruction.
Article in PDF. By Jean-Bertrand Aristide. 5 pages.
An essay on the impact of globalization, with the story of Haiti as an example.
Article. By Alison Kysia. 2013.
History of a little-known student resistance movement against McCarthyism and censorship.
Article. By Amy Trenkle.
One of the teachers who piloted the Make Reconstruction History Visible project with her students shares the process she used.
Article. By Mahtowin Munro.
Campaign guidelines from the organizer of a successful effort to abolish Columbus Day and establish Indigenous Peoples Day in Cambridge, Mass.
Article. Interview of Howard Zinn by Bill Moyers. 2009.
Book excerpt of Howard Zinn on The People Speak and a range of topics in U.S. history and contemporary issues.
Article. By Robert J. Helfenbein and Rose A. Jackson. Indiana University. 2013.
Introduction to a special edition of “International Journal of Social Education” by scholars presenting and discussing perspectives on the important influences of Howard Zinn to education, history, and citizenship.