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Rethinking Popular Culture and Media - 2nd Edition (Book) | Zinn Education Project: Teaching People's History

Rethinking Popular Culture and Media

Teaching Guide. Edited by Elizabeth Marshall and Özlem Sensoy. 330 pages. 2011. Rethinking Schools. Collection of essays that offer strong critiques and practical teaching strategies about what is "popular" and the messages being communicated by mass media.
Themes: Media
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Rethinking Schools: An Agenda For Change

Teaching Guide. Edited by David Levine, Robert Lowe, Robert Peterson, and Rita Tenorio. 304 pages. 1995. Rethinking Schools. Essays and resource lists by distinguished reformers and educators that have appeared in Rethinking Schools magazine.
Themes: Education
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Rethinking Sexism, Gender, and Sexuality (Teaching Guide) | Zinn Education Project: Teaching People's History

Rethinking Sexism, Gender, and Sexuality

Teaching Guide. Edited by Annika Butler-Wall, Kim Cosier, Rachel Harper, Jeff Sapp, Jody Sokolower, and Melissa Bollow Tempel. 476 pages. 2016. Rethinking Schools. Article topics cover what it takes at different grade levels to create a nurturing classroom, curriculum, teachers coming out, organizing beyond classroom walls, and integrating LGBTQ content into teacher education programs and ongoing teacher education.
Themes: Education, LGBTQ
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Servitude and Rebellion

Teaching Activity. By Gayle Olsen-Raymer. Questions and teaching ideas for Chapter 3 of Voices of a People's History of the United States on the role and dissent of indentured servants in American colonial history.
Time Periods: Colonization: 1492 - 1764, 18th Century, Revolution & Constitution: 1765 - 1799
Themes: Democracy & Citizenship, Immigration, Labor, Social Class
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Slavery and Defiance

Teaching Activity. By Gayle Olson-Raymer. Questions and teaching ideas for Chapter 9 of Voices of a People's History of the United States on black and white resistance to slavery before the Civil War.
Time Periods: 19th Century, Early 19th Century: 1800 - 1849, Civil War Era: 1850 - 1864
Themes: African American, Racism & Racial Identity, Slavery and Resistance
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Lawrence, 1912: The Singing Strike (Teaching Activity) | Zinn Education Project: Teaching People's History

Socialists and Wobblies

Teaching Activity. By Gayle Olson-Raymer. Questions and teaching ideas for Chapter 13 of Voices of a People's History of the United States on the labor movement at the turn of the century.
Time Periods: 20th Century, Turn of the Century: 1900 - 1909, World War I: 1910 - 1919
Themes: Democracy & Citizenship, Immigration, Labor
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Speaking Out: Women, War and the Global Economy

Teaching Guide. By Jan Haaken, Ariel Ladum, et al. 2005. with DVD. Interactive lessons on the 1990s civil war in Sierra Leone and broader issues such as cross-cultural awareness, the global trade in diamonds and guns, and the effects of war on women.
Themes: Economics, Wars & Related Anti-War Movements, Women's History, World History/Global Studies
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Strikers and Populists in the Golden Age

Teaching Activity. By Gayle Olson-Raymer. Questions and teaching ideas for Chapter 11 of Voices of a People's History of the United States on the Gilded Age.
Time Periods: 19th Century, Reconstruction Period: 1865 - 1876, Industrial Revolution: 1877 - 1899
Themes: Labor, Social Class
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Teaching About the Wars (Teaching Guide) | Zinn Education Project: Teaching People's History

Teaching About the Wars

Teaching Guide. Edited by Jody Sokolower. 132 pages. 2013. Rethinking Schools. A collection of Rethinking Schools articles and lessons for K-12 on U.S. military engagement in Afghanistan and the Middle East.
Time Periods: 20th Century, 21st Century
Themes: US Foreign Policy, Wars & Related Anti-War Movements
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Teaching a Peoples History of Abolition and the Civil War (Book Cover) | Zinn Education Project

Teaching a People’s History of Abolition and the Civil War

Teaching Guide. Edited by Adam Sanchez. 181 pages. 2019. Rethinking Schools. Students will discover the real abolition story, one about some of the most significant grassroots social movements in U.S. history.
Time Periods: 19th Century, Civil War Era: 1850 - 1864, Reconstruction Period: 1865 - 1876
Themes: African American, Reconstruction, Laws & Citizen Rights, Organizing, Racism & Racial Identity, Slavery and Resistance
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Teaching for Black Lives (Book) Zinn Education Project

Teaching for Black Lives

Teaching Guide. Edited By Dyan Watson, Jesse Hagopian, Wayne Au. 368 pages. 2018. Rethinking Schools. Essays, teaching activities, role plays, poems, and artwork, designed to illuminate the movement for Black students' lives, the school-to-prison-pipeline, Black history, gentrification, intersectional Black identities, and more.
Themes: African American, Racism & Racial Identity
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