ZEP Goes to Chicago for Social Studies Teachers Conference

The Zinn Education Project will offer workshops and a booth with introductions to people’s history lessons at the National Council for the Social Studies Conference (NCSS) in Chicago on November 30 – December 2, 2018. Let us know if you plan to attend.

Our booth is always a lively place to meet others from across the country who are teaching outside the textbook.

Zinn Education Project teachers will offer mini-lessons at our booth, an introduction to our Teach Reconstruction campaign, a display of recommended books, and Rethinking Schools publications for purchase.

We’ll also have a raffle with more than 100 chances to win copies of A People’s History of the United States and other titles.


People’s History Workshops

Friday, Nov. 30

  • 9:35-10:05 am • Why Do People Go to Prison?: Analyzing American Incarceration by Camila Arze Torres Goitia and Kim Kanof • Power Session #2350 • Room: Water Tower, Concourse Level, West Tower
  • 2:45-3:45 pm • What is Islamophobia? A Gallery Walk by Alison Kysia • Session #1961 • Room: Comiskey, Concourse Level, West Tower

Saturday, Dec. 1

  • 10:15-11:15 amCOINTELPRO: Teaching the FBI’s War on the Black Freedom Movement by Ursula Wolfe-Rocca • Session #1509 • Room: Burnham, 3rd Floor, West Tower
  • 12:05-12:35 pm • The Future of School: Black Voices on Desegregation by Ursula Wolfe-Rocca and Natalie Labossiere • Power Session #1833 • Room: Water Tower, Concourse Level, West Tower
  • 2:45-3:45 pm • Challenging Immigration Myths in a Social Studies Classroom by Camila Arze Torres Goitia and Kim Kanof • Session #2420 • Room: Plaza B, Lobby Level, East Tower
  • 4:00-5:00 pm • Let Them Eat Profits: Hunger, Capitalism, and Peasant Agriculture by Tim Swinehart and Chris Buehler • Session #2452 • Room: Crystal A, Lobby Level, West Tower

People’s History Chats at Booth #118/#1000

People’s history lesson chats at our booth led by teacher leaders, authors, and organizers.

Friday, Nov. 30 (10:00 am – 6:00 pm)

  • 12:30-12:50pm • The Other Internment: Teaching the Hidden Story of Japanese Latin Americans during WWII  • People’s History Lesson Chat with Moé Yonamine
  • 1:00-1:20pmTeaching the Syrian Civil War: Finding Hope from the Revolution in Rojava • People’s History Lesson Chat with Chris Buehler
  • 1:30-1:50pmWho Killed Reconstruction? A Trial •  People’s History Lesson Chat with Adam Sanchez
  • 2:00-2:20pmThe 1868 St. Bernard Parish Massacre: Blood in the Cane Fields • People’s History Lesson Chat with Chris Dier

Saturday, Dec. 1 (8:00 am – 4:00 pm)

  • 12:30-12:50pm • Teaching SNCC: The Organization at the Heart of the Civil Rights Revolution • People’s History Lesson Chat with Adam Sanchez
  • 1:00-1:20pm • American Hate: Lessons from Survivors • People’s History Lesson Chat with Alison Kysia
  • 1:30-1:50pm • Make Reconstruction History Visible Campaign • People’s History Lesson Chat with Deborah Menkart, Nqobile Mthethwa, et. al.
  • 2-2:20pm • Introduction to Central America • People’s History Lesson Chat with Faye Colon

People’s History Raffle

People’s History Raffle with more than 100 copies of A People’s History of the United States by Howard Zinn, We Crossed a Bridge and It Trembled: Voices from Syria by Wendy Pearlman, American Hate: Survivors Speak Out by Arjun Singh Sethi, You Can’t Be Neutral on a Moving Train by Howard Zinn, Indigenous Peoples’ History of the U.S. by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, and An African American and Latinx History of the US by Paul Ortiz, and more people’s history titles. Lots of chances to win.


Find our Exhibit

Find our exhibit on the south side of the building at the Water Street entrance, near Social Studies Weekly and Teaching Tolerance.


Also See…

NCSS conference keynote speakers include Anthony Ray Hinton (Nov. 30, 9:00 am – 10:00 am) and Jose Antonio Vargas (Dec. 2, 11:00 am – 12 noon). See full list on the schedule-at-a-glance.