It is wonderful to see Clint Smith’s How the Word Is Passed in Times Square.
We’d be even more thrilled to see photos and stories about how you use the book in your classrooms.
As Smith suggests, one cannot understand United States history without focusing on the centrality of slavery. This history is essential to help our students make sense of the world around them.
At the Zinn Education Project, we offer lessons, discussion questions, and writing prompts to take students deeply into Smith’s brilliant, New York Times best-selling book.
- Echoes of Enslavement — Not Only in the South, but Everywhere
- How We Remember: The Struggle Over Slavery in Public Spaces
- Lives in Our Lineage: A Lesson on Oral Histories
In appreciation for your teaching story, you can choose Eyewitness: A Living Documentary of the African American Contribution to American History, a compilation of hundreds of first-person stories and primary documents edited by William Katz, or Faces and Masks by Eduardo Galeano, the second volume in his brilliant, student-friendly Memory of Fire trilogy. (These titles were donated to us to share with people’s history teachers.)
Share your story about using any of the lessons or discussion questions for Clint Smith’s book and we’ll send you one of these books in appreciation.