Teaching Materials

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How Should Climate Change be Taught in Schools Across America?

Earth frowns. With a face of green and blue, the planet’s mood is blue, too — as unblinking eyes cast a somber stare. Colored with crayons, this drawing is the schoolwork of Maya, a fifth grader from the United States. At the top sits a title: “Greenhouse Gas Effect.” Piercing Earth’s atmosphere, sharp arrows represent solar radiation,... Read more »
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More cities celebrating ‘Indigenous Peoples’ Day’ amid effort to abolish Columbus Day

In a blog post published by the Huffington Post, Bill Bigelow, co-director of the Zinn Education Project, which “promotes and supports the teaching of people’s history in middle and high school classrooms across the country,” explained why many historians and indigenous communities find Columbus’s legacy so troubling. “Columbus initiated the trans-Atlantic slave trade, in early... Read more »
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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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Support Indigenous Rights By Abolishing Columbus Day

Deborah Menkart, Teaching For Change/Zinn Education Project & Daniel Ruiz, Capital City Public Charter School, joins Thom Hartmann. On Monday — millions of Americans will stay home from work and school to celebrate how Christopher Columbus committed genocide against the Taino people and launched the Transatlantic slave trade. Unfortunately — many Americans won’t know that... Read more »
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William Loren Katz, Historian of African-Americans, Dies at 92

The fountainhead of the historian Bill Katz’s immersion in African-American culture was his father’s passion for jazz. Ben Katz had derived more pleasure from the music and its historical roots than from his day job as an art director for an advertising agency… Mr. Katz recalled in an interview with the Zinn Education Project (named after another... Read more »
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