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Join the Campaign to Teach People’s History

November 27, 2019
Many non-profit education organizations get major corporate support. The Zinn Education Project (a project of Rethinking Schools and Teaching for Change) does not. We depend on individual donors and family foundations — and a lot of volunteers.
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NEH Teacher Institutes in Summer 2020

November 11, 2019
The National Endowment for the Humanities offers tuition-free opportunities for K-12 educators to study a variety of humanities topics. Deadline to apply for 2020 institutes is March 1, 2020.
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Teaching with New York Times 1619 Project

October 21, 2019
The 1619 Project, a multiplatform effort by journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones and The New York Times, highlights the fundamental role slavery played in the United States’ development by commemorating the year in which the first enslaved Africans were brought to the new Virginia colony.
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Educators Pledge to Teach Climate Justice

September 20, 2019
We are heartened by pledges from teachers across the United States to teach about climate justice. Here is what some teachers said about why they took the pledge and/or how they plan to teach about the climate emergency.
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New Lesson on Reparations

September 19, 2019
We have posted a new lesson, "How to Make Amends: A Lesson on Reparations," by high school teachers Ursula Wolfe-Rocca, Alex Stegner, Chris Buehler, Angela DiPasquale, and Tom McKenna.
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Teaching Resistance in Dangerous Times

August 15, 2019
The last three years have told a story of continuous resistance. Although not yet strong enough to change the status quo, these growing movements point to a different, better future. We invite you to teach — in our classrooms and in the streets — the hope-inspiring maxim that “people make history.”
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New Lesson on the History of Redlining

August 12, 2019
Our new lesson about redlining and housing segregation introduces students to the 20th-century housing policies that bankrolled white capital accumulation while halting Black social mobility — and contributed to the injustice of the modern wealth gap.
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Clint Smith on Teaching About Structural Racism

June 12, 2019
Poet and educator Clint Smith wrote reflections in a tweet thread after visiting young people in a juvenile detention center. His description of what has been missing from their formal education serves to explain the purpose of many of our lessons.
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