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Introduce Organizer Ursula | Zinn Education Project

New School Year, New ZEP Organizer!

August 28, 2018
Thanks to the generous support of a longtime Zinn Education Project (ZEP) supporter and those of you who donated to our campaign, we have hired a new teacher organizer for the 2018-2019 school year! We are excited to announce that Ursula Wolfe-Rocca, a ZEP teacher leader, will take on this position.
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This Fall, Redouble Our Efforts to Teach Against Racism

August 9, 2018
From the streets to the classroom, the resurgence of far-right racism unleashed by Trump's election must be confronted. To help teachers in this endeavor, the Zinn Education Project will continue to post new lessons throughout the year on the impact of racism and popular movements to combat it.
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Help Expand the Reach of Our Popular This Day in History Series

July 2, 2018
On this 10th anniversary year of the Zinn Education Project, our website is getting a complete overhaul to make it easier for educators to find the lessons and resources they need to ensure students have a more accurate, complex, and engaging understanding of U.S. history than is found in traditional textbooks and curricula.
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Milestone Films Donates to the Zinn Education Project

June 13, 2018
We are honored that Milestone Films is donating $1 to the Zinn Education Project for each DVD and Blu-ray they sell. Milestone Films founders Amy Heller and Dennis Doros made this commitment, “because to change history, you first need to know it!” They realize that the Zinn Education Project needs donations so that we can continue to provide free resources for teaching people’s history, outside the textbook.
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New Resources to Teach for Environmental Justice

June 4, 2018
At the heart of our environmental crisis is the idea that nature is a thing to be used for profit. That’s the bad news. The good news is that social movements across the world are challenging this profit-first orientation, and proposing alternatives. And educators are a part of these movements.
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Teaching Labor History in Era of Teacher Uprisings

June 1, 2018
We are inspired by educators from West Virginia, Kentucky, Oklahoma, Arizona, Colorado, and beyond, who are standing up for the schools teachers and students deserve. These historic struggles are part of a wave of teacher rebellions sweeping the country — especially in "red states," where years of tax cuts have decimated public school funding.
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Charlottesville Workshop, April 2018 | Zinn Education Project

People’s History Workshops in Charlottesville

May 21, 2018
Educators in Charlottesville invited Adam Sanchez to facilitate a full-day workshop focused on teaching the Black freedom struggle from the resistance of the enslaved and abolitionists during the Civil War, to the heroic efforts to reshape society during Reconstruction, and finally with an exploration of the powerful organizing of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee.
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Indiana Schools Host People’s History Workshops

April 19, 2018
Five years after former governor Mitch Daniels tried to ban Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States from Indiana schools, the Zinn Education project was able to offer three workshops to dozens of educators throughout the state
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West Virginia, Tell Us Your Story

April 4, 2018
Last month, West Virginia teachers inspired us with your victorious nine-day statewide strike. From the national media coverage, one of the things that struck us at the Zinn Education Project was the power of teacher stories. From Oklahoma to Kentucky and across the country teachers everywhere are eager to learn from the recent struggle in West Virginia, and we want to help amplify those stories.
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Make Reconstruction History Visible

April 1, 2018
The Make Reconstruction History Visible project is an opportunity for students and teachers to identify and advocate for public recognition of Reconstruction history in their community and the significant accomplishments made by newly freed people and their white allies. As part of the Teach Reconstruction campaign, this project helps students learn about this vital era in U.S. history while also playing an active role in giving visibility to an era that has been hidden or misrepresented for too long.
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Free Book Offer: The Color of Law

February 9, 2018
How do you teach about housing discrimination in the North? Tell us, using excerpts from Richard Rothstein's articles or book, The Color of Law, or Linda Christensen's lesson, "Stealing Home: Eminent Domain, Urban Renewal, and the Loss of Community."
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Forgotten in the classroom: The Reconstruction era

January 15, 2018
African Americans made huge strides in education, entrepreneurship and political power. Historians estimate that as many as 2,000 Blacks were elected to local, state and federal offices during Reconstruction. Most of those gains were lost after 1877, when the federal government pulled troops out of the South. A backlash began.
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