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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Teach Truth Organizing Workshop

More than 60 teachers and other school staff attended the workshop on organizing issues related to the GOP attacks on teaching history. This was also an opportunity to learn from presenters and meet other organizers from across the country.
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Teach Climate Justice During UN Climate Summit

The UN COP26 climate summit starts this week in Glasgow, Scotland. But our so-called leaders are not leading on the climate emergency and corporate media is not sounding the alarm nor informing the public. Therefore, it is essential that teachers make space in our classrooms to highlight the emergency and help students work for real solutions.
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Climate Justice Education: The Time Is Now

The climate crisis is not going away — as fires in the West, hurricanes in the South, and floods in the East make clear. But with each new disaster, there is a new opportunity to convince schools that the time to teach climate justice is now. We cannot do that without your help.
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