Teaching Activity. By Renée Watson. 7 pages.
A teacher’s reflection on the power of poetry to spark critical discussion and reflection on current issues of inequality surrounding disaster response in the United States.
Teaching Activity. By Bill Bigelow and Bob Peterson. 4 pages.
Using photographs to spark creative writing and critical thinking about child labor issues and social justice.
Teaching Activity. By the Zinn Education Project. 100 pages.
Eight lessons about the Vietnam War, Daniel Ellsberg, the Pentagon Papers, and whistleblowing.
Teaching Guide. By Douglas Selwyn and Jan Maher. 2003.
A guide to a different way of teaching history—start from today and keep asking questions.
Teaching Guide. Edited by Elizabeth Marshall and Özlem Sensoy. 2011.
Collection of essays that offer strong critiques and practical teaching strategies about what is “popular” and the messages being communicated by mass media.
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.
Book – Non-fiction. By Michele Bollinger and Dao Tran. 2012.
A collection of 101 brief and accessible profiles of rebels, radicals, and fighters for social justice.
Book – Non-fiction. Edited by Andy Lee Roth and Mickey Huff with Project Censored. 2017. 272 pages.
Annual collection of news stories that were underreported in the mainstream media.
Book – Non-fiction. By Juan González and Joseph Torres. 2011.
The history of media in the United States, through the lens of race.
Book – Non-fiction. By Simeon Booker with Carol McCabe Booker. 2013.
Chronicle by Simeon Booker, the first full-time African American reporter for the Washington Post and Jet magazine’s White House correspondent, covering half a century of major events that transformed the United States.
Book – Non-fiction. Edited by William Sturkey and Jon N. Hale. 2015.
A collection and examination of the creative literary work of students published during 1964 Freedom Summer in Mississippi.
Book – Fiction. By Ellen Levine. 2005. 176 pages.
A historical novel for middle school on McCarthyism.
Book – Fiction. By Barbara Wright. 2012.
Historical fiction about an Reconstruction era African American community violently robbed of its freedom and democracy in turn of the century North Carolina.
Picture Book. By Zetta Elliott. Illustrated by Purple Wong. 2016. 36 pages.
A story that introduces young readers to the historic mis-representation (and absence) of people of color in museums and how to take action.
Film. By Kelly Anderson and Tami Gold. 2001. 30 min.
How Philip Morris has conspired to hook children on tobacco and keep governments from protecting public health.
Film. By Judith Ehrlich and Rick Goldsmith. 2009. 94 minutes.
The riveting story of how a Pentagon official risks life in prison by leaking 7,000 pages of a top secret report to the New York Times to help stop the Vietnam War.
Film. By Dave Zirin and Jeremy Earp. 2010. 62 minutes.
A documentary based on the bestselling book A People’s History of Sports in the United States, Zirin demonstrates that American sports have long been at the center of some of the major political debates and struggles of our time. For 6th grade to adult.
Film. By John Pilger. 2010. 97 min.
Documentary on how the media has reported war, from the WWI to the present day.
Profile. By Dernoral Davis.
Medgar Evers (July 2, 1925—June 12, 1963), Civil Rights Movement activist in Mississippi.