Bring People’s History to Schools in 2018


For almost 10 years, the Zinn Education Project (ZEP), coordinated by Rethinking Schools and Teaching for Change, has offered teachers the resources — and encouragement — to “teach outside the textbook.” In these times, our work to equip young people with critical thinking skills has never been more important.

We know that if students learn a truthful history — about the reality of war, racism, and exploitation; but one that also highlights the social movements that created positive change — our country would be more equal and just.

In 2017, more teachers than ever before downloaded free people’s history lessons. To date, more than 75,000 educators have signed up to access resources from the Zinn Education Project website.

Help us reach 100,000 teachers in 2018. Give today.

In the coming year — with your support — we plan to expand and intensify our work by:

  • Adding 25,000 more teachers using ZEP resources
  • Continuing to add vital curriculum resources to our website
  • Expanding our Teach Reconstruction and Abolish Columbus Day campaigns
  • Connecting with more educators than ever before at conferences
  • Launching a team of ZEP workshop leaders who can deepen our work throughout the country

Unlike well-funded conservative curriculum providers, we receive no corporate or government support. All of this work is made possible by your donations. Without you, they would be limited to the textbook Fox News-aligned version of history.

Please make a generous donation to the Zinn Education Project today.

Need one more reason? The Koch brothers lavishly support the Bill of Rights Institute, which offers free-market oriented social studies curriculum and teacher workshops throughout the country. Please donate generously to ZEP so we can offer an alternative to the Kochs’ right-wing propaganda.