Teaching Materials

Teaching Against War, for Humanity

By Bill Bigelow

Wars? What wars? On the eve of the U.S. midterm elections, WikiLeaks released the largest cache of classified war documents in history, covering years of U.S. conduct in Iraq. And, as Democracy Now!’s Amy Goodman pointed out,

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The Zinn Education Project – Continuing the Work

By teacherken

“He who controls the present, controls the past. He who controls the past, controls the future.”

It seems appropriate to begin with those famous words by George Orwell, because to me they explain the importance of the life

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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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A Beautiful Ghetto

Book - Non-fiction. By Devin Allen. 2017. Devin Allen’s A Beautiful Ghetto documents Black life in Baltimore before and after the police murder of Freddie Gray and the uprising it produced through short essays, poetry, and stunning photographs.
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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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