Join the Zinn Education Project staff and volunteers at the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) conference in Austin, Texas from November 22-24. We will have a booth (#333) and offer people’s history workshops.
At the booth, conference attendees can check out the lessons offered by the Zinn Education Project, register for the website, enter a raffle for people’s history books, check out Rethinking Schools books and subscribe to Rethinking Schools magazine.
Zinn Education Project Workshops
Meet the extraordinary, though not always well-known, abolitionists who worked to end slavery, challenging the dangerous myth that Abraham Lincoln freed the slaves. Presenter: Adam Sanchez
After the U.S.-Mexico war, the United States took almost half of Mexico. Experience a classroom-tested mixer that explores the origins and effects of that war. Presenter: Bill Bigelow
Who is to blame for the illegal, mass deportations of Mexican Americans and immigrants during the Great Depression? That is the question students confront in this trial role play. Presenter: Ursula Wolfe-Rocca
Explore the diverse perspectives of Indigenous People, the fossil fuel industry, organized labor, climate justice activists, and small farmers on the contentious Dakota Access Pipeline. Presenter: Ursula Wolfe-Rocca
Explore the myriad ways enslaved people resisted their enslavement in an activity designed to understand and celebrate enslaved people’s resourceful and heroic defiance of the system of slavery. (Roundtable format) Presenter: Adam Sanchez