It was at the 2019 NCSS conference in Austin, Texas, where Adam Sanchez introduced the Zinn Education Program to me. I attended a workshop about his lesson and immediately understood the immense work that had gone into creating these fun, collaborative lessons! The “Abolitionist Mixer” was the most engaging and they’re all a great way to get students interested in history.
Teaching Activity. By Adam Sanchez, Brady Bennon, Deb Delman, and Jessica Lovaas.
This mixer role play introduces students to the stories of famous and lesser-known abolitionists, through biography and investigation.
Teaching Guide. Edited by Adam Sanchez. 181 pages. 2019. Rethinking Schools.
Students will discover the real abolition story, one about some of the most significant grassroots social movements in U.S. history.