Alaina Roberts on Black Freedom on Native Land

On Monday, September 12, 2022, Alaina Roberts will introduce the Reconstruction era connections between Black freedom and Native American citizenship in the context of westward expansion onto Native land. This session is part of the Zinn Education Project’s Teach the Black Freedom Struggle online people’s history series.
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Workshop: Teaching Reconstruction in South Carolina

The free workshop will include an opportunity to examine the report findings for South Carolina, learn about Hastings Gantt (who donated the land for the Penn School), and discuss approaches to teaching Reconstruction with fellow people's history teachers in the state.
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National Report on the Teaching of Reconstruction

The Zinn Education Project produced a national report on the teaching of the Reconstruction era. The report examines state standards, course requirements, frameworks, and support for teachers in each state. It also includes stories about creative efforts by districts and/or individual teachers in each state to teach outside the textbook about Reconstruction.
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Teaching in Dangerous Times

Although the coronavirus’s threat to the safety of our schools is dire, there is another threat that should not be ignored. Right wing politicians and media outlets are attacking educators’ most basic responsibility — to teach young people accurately and truthfully.
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North Dakota Bans Teaching About Structural Racism

North Dakota passed a law to ban teaching "that racism is systemically embedded in American society and the American legal system to facilitate racial inequality." Instead, teachers must say that "racism is merely the product of learned individual bias or prejudice."
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#TeachTruth Syllabus

We offer this #TeachTruthSyllabus as a gesture of defiance and education. The Right would be happy to keep the conversation at the level of obfuscation, divorced from reality and history. We, on the other hand, want to talk about the truth — the truth about our past and present, the truth about our classrooms and curricula.
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Teach Truth

In 2021, the Zinn Education Project (coordinated by Rethinking Schools and Teaching for Change) supported and defended the right to teach truthfully about U.S. history. Please help us continue this essential work and expand our reach in 2022, the 100th anniversary year of Howard Zinn (born 1922).
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