Teaching Materials

Critical Media Literacy in the 2.0

By Jesse Gainer

This column is dedicated to the memory of Howard Zinn, who passed away this year at the age of 87. Zinn’s life and work — an unwavering pursuit of justice through focused attention on the marginalized and

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People’s History Awaits Finley Students

Esmeralda Tello can’t wait to utilize a new set of history books in her social studies classroom at J. Taylor Finley Middle School. The books were presented to the teacher by the Zinn Education Project during a ceremony at the

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Teacher wins textbooks

Jeff Matlock, an eighth-grade U.S. history teacher at Scotts Valley Middle School, is one of 20 teachers in the country who will receive a free class set of 25 copies of “A People’s History of the United States” from the

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Giving context to history textbooks

By Michelle Knight

It’s difficult to distinguish Angelica Chavez from her students at Adolfo Camarillo High School. A little more than a decade ago, the 29-year-old U.S. history teacher was sitting in their seats.

Chavez didn’t like history then. She

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Zinn on Zinn

On January 19, historian and activist Howard Zinn gave his final radio interview, which Rethinking Schools has published in its entirety. In the question-and-answer session, Zinn relates that his experiences as the child of immigrants, combined with a great deal

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Yes! recommends Zinn Education Project

By Jing Fong

Nidoto Nai Yoni—“Let it not happen again,”—is the inscription at the memorial site where the first group of Japanese Americans were taken from Bainbridge Island to internment camps in the California desert. When you don’t talk

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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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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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