Poet and educator Clint Smith wrote reflections on teaching after visiting young people in a juvenile detention center. His description of what has been missing from the young people’s formal education serves to explain the purpose of many of the Zinn Education Project lessons. Below is Smith’s tweet thread. We are honored at the shout out for the Zinn Education Project in the closing tweet.
Below are some of lessons at the Zinn Education Project website that help students examine structural racism in history and today. We also recommend reading more of Clint Smith’s work, including his collection of poetry, Counting Descent.