Howard Zinn at the 2008 NCSS Conference | Zinn Education Project

“One Long Struggle for Justice”: An Interview with Historian Howard Zinn

In early January of 2010, the Zinn Education Project joined with HarperCollins, publisher of Howard Zinn's classic A People's History of the United States, to sponsor an "Ask Howard" online radio interview, and invited teachers from around the country to participate. Sixty teachers and students submitted written questions to Professor Zinn. The Jan. 19 interview was conducted by Rethinking Schools Curriculum Editor Bill Bigelow. Here are excerpts from that interview, edited for length and clarity. The full audio version can be accessed at Authors on Air.
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Teaching Outside the Textbook

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

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

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

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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