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Teacher Strike WV (News) | Zinn Education Project

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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Blood in the Water (Book) | Zinn Education Project

Free Book Offer: Blood in the Water

May 14, 2018
To encourage more teaching about the history of prison uprisings and implications for today, the Zinn Education Project is collecting stories of how teachers introduce Attica in the classroom. If you have a lesson or teaching story about the Attica Prison Uprising, please share your story.
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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 Visible | Zinn Education Project

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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People’s History Workshops

December 27, 2017
In 2017, we hired our first full-time organizer to offer people’s history workshops for teachers (with a focus on the Reconstruction era) and to write lessons and articles. This fall we offered workshops in five cities to help teachers better use our people's history resources and to knit together face-to-face network of social justice teachers. Now we need your support to continue this work.
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Bring People’s History to Schools in 2018

December 22, 2017
For almost 10 years, the Zinn Education Project (ZEP) has offered teachers the resources — and encouragement — to “teach outside the textbook.” In these times, our work to equip young people with critical thinking skills has never been more important.
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