I can UNDERSTAND pessimism, but I don't BELIEVE in it. It's not simply a matter of faith, but of historical EVIDENCE. Not overwhelming evidence, just enough to give HOPE, because for hope we don't need certainty, only POSSIBILITY.
Teaching Untold Stories During Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
In recognition of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, we revisit this article by Moé Yonamine about the hidden history of the U.S.-orchestrated Japanese Latin American removal, internment, and deportation during World War II.
“They’re Latinos…I think they’re some kind of farm workers.” “No, they’re Asians with name tags.” And then a student in a quiet voice walked by me slowly and muttered, “I think something really bad is happening to them.” My students at Roosevelt High School in Portland, Oregon studied each black and white photo posted around the room, inspecting the background and the facial expressions; confused, anxious, frustrated. They began a journey to uncover the hidden story of the Japanese Latin American removal, internment, and deportation during World War II.
Zinn Education Project’s Impact in the Classroom
In November 2015, we conducted a contest for teachers to win a class set of books. We received hundreds of entries with many inspiring stories about how teachers use the lessons from the Zinn Education Project website to teach outside the textbook. Here are a few of the many stories of why teachers value the Zinn Education Project resources and the impact with students.
A Community of People’s History Teachers Grows
This month, we reached the milestone of 60,000 teachers teaching outside the textbook. Each year, the Zinn Education Project grows by an average of 10,000 teachers.
Why are so many teachers signing up to use people’s history lessons from the Zinn Education Project? Here’s just a few of the many reasons we’ve heard.