Giving Tuesday: Why I Donated

These are just a few of the comments that accompanied donations made to the Zinn Education Project on Giving Tuesday 2022. Join them. Donate today to help continue the work of teaching people’s history.
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Teaching in Dangerous Times

Right wing politicians and media outlets are attacking educators’ most basic responsibility — to teach young people accurately and truthfully. Officials in at least 42 states have sought — and in many cases succeeded — to enact restrictions on what teachers can say about history and current events.
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People’s History Sessions at NCSS

The Zinn Education Project will have a booth in the exhibit area and we are offering a number of workshops at the National Council for the Social Studies Conference in Philadelphia from December 2–4, 2022.
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Staughton Lynd, ¡Presente!

People's historian Staughton Lynd died on Nov. 17 after an extraordinary life as a conscientious objector, peace activist and civil rights activist, tax resister, professor, author, and lawyer.
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Virginia’s Governor Threatens History Lessons

For two years, new education standards for history and social science classes have been drafted in a public process. As those new standards come up for formal adoption, the Virginia Department of Education under Gov. Glenn Youngkin has proposed their own revisions, in consultation with Hillsdale College, proponents of the right wing 1776 Curriculum.
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Historians on Call

H-PAD is mobilizing its member historians to oppose the right-wing’s lies and distortions about what is and what is not being taught in schools and to stand up for educational freedom.
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Howard Zinn Centennial

The year 2022 marks the 100th anniversary of Howard Zinn’s birth on August 24, 1922, in Brooklyn. Although Howard died in 2010, his work continues to inform and inspire educators around the world.
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From Florida to Oregon: Reconstruction Throughout the United States

Most state standards and textbooks frame Reconstruction as a Southern story, but grassroots struggles for justice met resistance in the North and to the west. That is why one of the recommendations in our report, Erasing the Black Freedom Struggle is to “Emphasize the significance of Reconstruction throughout the United States.”
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The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks Teaching Guide

Rosa Parks is one of the most well-known U.S. women of the 20th century and yet much of what has been taught about her is narrow, limited, and at times wrong. This is changing thanks to the release in 2021 of the young adult book, The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks and a new film with the same title — both based on the Parks’ biography by Jeanne Theoharis.
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