After a recent online Zinn Education Project session, one educator wrote:
Thank you for getting us together and giving me hope that we are not alone, and that we can think and act ourselves out of this pandemic.
As teachers and families help students understand the crisis we are in and imagine a way forward, they are turning in record numbers to the Zinn Education Project.
Many corporate curricula projects suggest teachers avoid discussing COVID-19 with students or simply teach about the scientific aspects of the virus. But students are hungry for the truth.
We work around the clock to provide resources and we need your help to continue.
- Shared student-friendly resources on the impact of climate change and capitalism on the spread of coronaviruses.
- Worked with teachers to reformat our people’s history lessons for remote, interactive instruction.
- Created resources for at-home learning, such as annotated lists of Films with a Conscience and People’s History Podcasts for Young People.
- Collaborated with Seven Stories Press to offer A Young People’s History of the United States for free download.
- Created a weekly People’s Historians Online series that is widely popular and led to the development of a new lesson to challenge the traditional Rosa Parks narrative.
- Kept a focus on the importance of teaching about and defending voting rights (in the midst of intensified voter suppression) with an article in The Washington Post and a new lesson.
We need your help so that we can continue to develop resources, share teaching stories, and bring teachers together to think and act ourselves out of this pandemic.