2018 Zinn Education Project Highlights

We are pleased to share with you a few highlights from the Zinn Education Project this year. It is thanks to individual donors across the country that this work is possible. Donate today so that we can reach more classrooms in 2019.

12,000 More People’s History Teachers

We reached the milestone of 87,000 teachers registered to access people’s history lessons, an increase of 12,000 from 2017. Countless teachers wrote about the impact of using Zinn Education Project lessons in the classroom.

Resources like the Zinn Education Project allow me to teach history fairly and accurately. We won’t move forward without understanding the full picture of our past. Textbooks alone cannot provide that. —Juveriya Mir, at NCSS in Chicago, 2018 High School Social Studies Teacher, Villa Park, Illinois

New Website

 New Website Screenshot | Zinn Education Project

We launched a new state-of-the-art version of the Zinn Education Project website that allows for people’s history lessons to be read and downloaded from mobile devices.

The new site also includes a digitized and searchable version of our popular “This Day in History” series.

This Day in History Calendar Graphic | Zinn Education Project

People’s History Workshops

We introduced teachers to people’s history lessons in workshops across the country, including Bloomington; Charlottesville; Chicago, Durham, North Carolina; Indianapolis, New York City, Portland, Oregon; Pullman, Washington; Broward County, Florida; Vancouver, Washington; San Francisco, and Washington, D.C. Charlottesville Workshop, April 2018 | Zinn Education Project

New Lessons

Deportations Family Leaving | Zinn Education Project We posted new lessons on climate change, the Black Panther Party, Civil Rights Movement, Mexican American deportations, and Reconstruction.

Reconstruction Student Project

We developed and piloted a student project for the Teach Reconstruction campaign, called Make Reconstruction History Visible.

Running the Zinn Education Project’s role play on Reconstruction was the absolute highlight of my teaching career… Even long after the lesson had ended, students kept returning to the deeper debates of justice and retribution, radicalism and realism, and equity and equality that animated the role play.

—Jessica Lovaas
High School Social Studies Teacher, New York City

Teach Reconstruction Banner | Zinn Education Project

Defending the Teaching of People’s History

We defended the teaching of people’s history from attacks by Sam Wineburg, Jonathan Chait, and others.

In the News

We reached a national audience through media stories in the Washington Post, NPR’s 1A, Hechinger Report, Common Dreams, The Nation, Non-Profit Quarterly, Bust-ed Pencils podcast, and the South Carolina Post and Courier.

And more.

Students at Deal Middle School | Zinn Education Project

These are just a few of the stories from 2018.

Please donate today so that we can reach more classrooms in 2019.