Joanna Morse

I use Howard Zinn’s seminal text, A People’s History of the United States, as well as resources from the Zinn Education Project, because they engage students well. I appreciate that the Zinn text posits provocative ideas which facilitate student engagement and excite students to debate ideas. By focusing on many of the ordinary people through history, students connect to ideas of justice and a history they often feel speaks truth to them. Zinn’s critical thinking and analysis helps students feel motivated to learn more.