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The 1934 West Coast Longshore Strike

Teaching Activity. By Bill Bigelow and Norm Diamond. 20 pages.
Students “become” several of the social groups who participated in the 1934 Longshore Workers Strike — some of whom had to answer the question, “Which side are you on?”
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Films with a Conscience

Article. The films listed below are ones that can help students gain insights into how the world works. Many of these also alert students to how individuals and social movements have tried to make life better.
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Ten Most Popular People’s History Lessons in 2018

In 2018, teachers across the United States downloaded people’s history lessons from the Zinn Education Project website a total of 50,000 times. Here are the ten most frequently downloaded lessons. We need YOUR support so that we can reach more teachers with resources for teaching people’s history and add more lessons in 2019.
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Introduction: The Life and Work of Howard Zinn

Article. By Robert J. Helfenbein and Rose A. Jackson. Indiana University. 2013.
Introduction to a special edition of "International Journal of Social Education" by scholars presenting and discussing perspectives on the important influences of Howard Zinn to education, history, and citizenship.
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Teach Reconstruction Campaign

Reconstruction is full of stories that help us see the possibility of a future defined by racial equity. Our campaign aims to help teachers and schools uncover the hidden, bottom-up history of this era that teaches us.
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Teaching After the Election of Trump

The Zinn Education Project stands in solidarity with those who have denounced Donald Trump’s racism, misogyny, xenophobia, and Islamophobia—as well his ignorant and deadly proposals about the environment and climate change. The role of teachers is crucial in this freedom struggle. Please check out the lessons and resources below.
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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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A People’s History, A People’s Pedagogy

A People’s History, A People’s Pedagogy By Bill Bigelow A people's history requires a people's pedagogy to match. The teaching activities included at the Zinn Education Project website are not a chapter-by-chapter guide to Zinn's A People's History of the United States. Instead, they feature teaching strategies that illustrate how a people's history can be brought to life in the classroom.
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