Teaching Materials

Rethinking Schools, co-coordinator of the Zinn Education Project

One Long Struggle for Justice: An Interview with Howard Zinn

In 2008 Rethinking Schools and the Washington, D.C.-based education nonprofit Teaching for Change joined together to form the Zinn Education Project, dedicated to promoting the teaching of a people’s history in middle and high schools throughout the United States. The

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Howard Zinn, My Courageous Friend

by William Holtzman

What can I say about my friend Howard Zinn? I met Howard at Boston University, where I attended his classes in the mid-1970s.

To this day, I can quote chapter and verse from his lectures. The man

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The People Spoke and They Need to Speak Again

By Alan Singer

As a social studies teacher, a political activist, and a historian, I am a big fan of Howard Zinn, and I very much enjoyed watching The People Speak on the History Channel Sunday night. Well-known and not

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History of a Canal

Poem. By Pablo Neruda. How the history of Panama has been impacted by geography and greed.
Themes: World History/Global Studies
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TUSD dropping its director of Mexican American Studies

By Alexis Huicochea | Photo by Benjie Sanders

The Tucson Unified School District will not be renewing the contract for Sean Arce, the director of its Mexican American Studies program.

TUSD Superintendent John Pedicone would not comment on why the

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Howard Zinn, US historian and activist, dies aged 87

Howard Zinn, US historian and activist, dies aged 87

The American historian, playwright and author of the bestseller A People’s History of the United States, which presents a leftist view of US history, has died

By Alison Flood

American historian,

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Losing Our Favorite Teacher

By Bill Bigelow

On learning of the sudden death of Howard Zinn at 87, friend and fellow social justice activist Fred Branfman wrote, “I have met many political people in my lifetime. Howard was by far the most honest, human,

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