From Times Square to the Classroom: How the Word Is Passed by Clint Smith

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.

Clint Smith Book Featured in Times Square

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.

Share a story about using any of the lessons or discussion questions for Clint Smith’s book and we’ll send you a people’s history book in appreciation. These are the lessons:

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.

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