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Film. By Upstander Project. 2015. 13 min. Story of forced removal of Native American children in Maine sent to boarding schools.
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About the Zinn Education Project

The Zinn Education Project promotes and supports the teaching of people’s history in middle and high school classrooms across the country. Based on the lens of history highlighted in Howard Zinn’s best-selling book A People’s History of the United States, the website offers free, downloadable lessons and articles organized by theme, time period, and reading level. The Zinn Education Project is coordinated by two non-profit organizations, Rethinking Schools and Teaching for Change.
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Teaching in the Time of Trump: Year One

What do we want the world to look like when today's high school students graduate? What do students need to learn to become engaged citizens changing their communities and the world for the better? This past year has revealed starkly different possible futures.
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Bring People’s History to Schools in 2018

For almost 10 years, the Zinn Education Project (ZEP) has offered teachers the resources — and encouragement — to “teach outside the textbook.” In these times, our work to equip young people with critical thinking skills has never been more important.
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Christopher Columbus: No Monuments for Murderers

By Bill Bigelow
A New York Times article said the symbolism of Christopher Columbus is "murky.” But there is nothing murky about Columbus’ legacy of slavery and terrorism in the Americas. The record is clear and overwhelming. The fact that the New York Times could report this with such confidence — adding that “most Americans learn rather innocently, in 1492 [Columbus] sailed the ocean blue until he discovered the New World” — means that educators and activists still have much work to do.
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