In this time when there is national attention on the vital role of whistleblowers, the National Whistleblower Center has donated copies of The New Whistleblower’s Handbook: A Step-By-Step Guide to Doing What’s Right and Protecting Yourself for use in classrooms.
The Zinn Education Project will send a box of 10 copies of The New Whistleblower’s Handbook to every teacher who shares their classroom story and a photo about how they use any or all of the lessons from the free, downloadable guide Teaching the Vietnam War: Beyond the Headlines.
The lessons in this guide introduce the history of the Vietnam War beyond the textbooks, as exposed by Pentagon Papers’ whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg:
Not only does “Teaching the Vietnam War: Beyond the Headlines” offer a people’s history approach to learning about whistleblowing and the U.S. war in Vietnam, it also engages students in thinking deeply about their own responsibility as truth-tellers and peacemakers. In the spirit of Howard Zinn, this teaching guide explodes historical myths and focuses on the efforts of people — like Daniel Ellsberg — who worked to end war.
The teaching guide offers an introduction, resource guide, and eight lessons for U.S. history, government, and language arts classrooms. The guide uses a variety of teaching strategies, including role play, critical reading, discussion, mock trial, small group imaginative writing, and personal narrative. (Read more and download the lessons.)
Share your story and in appreciation, we will send you 10 copies of The New Whistleblower’s Handbook to introduce your students to the history and rights of whistleblowers.