Tyson Rahmeier

For teachers who want to move their teaching of history away from the dry and rote to the exciting, active, and dynamic, the Zinn Education Project’s materials – from essays to activities – are not only imaginative and stimulating, they are essential. I often use and adapt the Zinn Education Project’s materials and continue to observe improvements in my students’ historical thinking skills.

For example, I had great success using the U.S.-Mexico War tea party mixer with my middle school students. Not only do my students clearly have fun and are engaged, but they are able to apply what they learn from it and refer back to it when studying parallel events in U.S. history.