Teaching with the 1619 Project

The 1619 Project, a multiplatform effort by journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones and The New York Times, highlights the fundamental role slavery played in the United States’ development by commemorating the year in which the first enslaved Africans were brought to the new Virginia colony.
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New Lesson on Reparations

We have posted a new lesson, "How to Make Amends: A Lesson on Reparations," by high school teachers Ursula Wolfe-Rocca, Alex Stegner, Chris Buehler, Angela DiPasquale, and Tom McKenna.
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Source: Lorie Shaull; Student Gun Protest | Zinn Education Project

Teaching Resistance in Dangerous Times

The last three years have told a story of continuous resistance. Although not yet strong enough to change the status quo, these growing movements point to a different, better future. We invite you to teach — in our classrooms and in the streets — the hope-inspiring maxim that “people make history.”
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New Lesson on the History of Redlining

Our new lesson about redlining and housing segregation introduces students to the 20th-century housing policies that bankrolled white capital accumulation while halting Black social mobility — and contributed to the injustice of the modern wealth gap.
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Clint Smith on Teaching About Structural Racism

Poet and educator Clint Smith wrote reflections in a tweet thread after visiting young people in a juvenile detention center. His description of what has been missing from their formal education serves to explain the purpose of many of our lessons.
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Job Announcement: Portland Public Schools Climate Justice Coordinator

This is one of the most important new school district positions available: a full-time Climate Justice Coordinator for Portland (Ore.) Public Schools. There will be the opportunity to have a profound impact, since the Climate Justice Coordinator would work with the Portland Public Schools Climate Justice Committee, student activists, frontline communities, and classroom teachers.
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