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Teaching Outside the Textbook

June 7, 2010
Many thanks to the following teachers who took the time during the spring of 2010 to write stories about how they teach a people's history. The asterisk (*) indicates the teachers who will receive a class set of books. However, all the essays will contribute to our ongoing efforts to share creative examples of how to teach outside the textbook.
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Howard Zinn, Historian

April 11, 2010
By Staughton Lynd It may seem a strange form of grieving: To remember a friend, who happens to have been an historian, by seeking to discern what kind of historian he was, what vision of history he sought to present, what in the way of history we might wish to carry forward from what he accomplished. Nonetheless that is the project in which I invite you to join me.
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Howard Zinn Speaking at NCSS, 2008 - | Zinn Education Project: Teaching People's History

Howard Zinn at NCSS

January 7, 2010
We are pleased to share the keynote address Howard Zinn gave at the 2008 National Conference for the Social Studies (NCSS) conference. He offers clear examples of how history teachers can help students think outside of the box. This is an excellent film to be shown in parts or in full for staff discussion.
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ZEP Website 2.0 In Progress

June 14, 2009
The Zinn Education Project has partnered with Vibrant Design Group to launch a new, expanded website, featuring 60-plus new downloads, searchable by theme or timeline, and an extended resource page.
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Howard Zinn on Democracy Now!

May 13, 2009
"We're trying to energize people by learning a history that is provocative and that is inspirational." —Howard Zinn On May 13, 2009, Howard Zinn was a guest on Democracy Now!, where he discussed the new edition of A Young People's History of the United States and played clips from the forthcoming documentary The People Speak.
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Follow-up Survey Complete

October 14, 2008
Thanks to everyone who participated in the follow-up survey. We received useful and thought-provoking feedback which we will use to design Phase II of the Zinn Education Project. The raffle prizes will be mailing out in late December/early January. More information in the February 2009 newsletter.
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Zinn Education Project Phase 1 Results

August 20, 2008
The Zinn Education Project (ZEP) is pleased to release the demographic report of 4,000 Zinn Education Packets distributed for free to teachers and teacher educators. In June of 2008, ZEP distributed 4,000 free packets to classroom teachers and teacher educators across the country who signed up at zinnedproject.org.
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ZEP Survey Distribution Begins

August 14, 2008
On Sept. 2, 2008 the Zinn Education Project (ZEP) will begin inviting recipients of the Zinn Education Packet to offer feedback and help us design the next stage. The survey will take approximately 6-10 minutes. In appreciation, participants will be entered in a drawing to win one of hundreds of books, CDs or calendars generously donated by our fellow independent publishers.
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