About three years ago, my father and a former student founded the Zinn Education Project—-ZEP. Their goal was to promote “people’s history” in schools across the country.
Specifically, they wanted to support teachers by providing information and classroom-tested materials.
I am happy to report the Zinn Education Project (ZEP) remains vital and growing. The website now offers more than 100 downloadable teaching activities, an extensive array of audio/video materials, and well-researched curriculum resources. The project also features a robust Facebook effort, which has become a focal point for the exchange of ideas and materials.
By any measure, the Zinn Education Project is growing, successful, and true to my father’s vision.
The Zinn Education Project recently recorded its 14,000th teacher registration. And, based on current registrations, the Zinn Education Project should exceed 20,000 by year’s end. It’s heartening to see that so many K-12 educators are “teaching outside the textbook.”
As you know, education funding is being slashed; history and social studies are being downgraded.
If ever we needed ZEP, it’s now. I know my father valued the work of the Zinn Education Project.
Please support this important endeavor . . . and spread the word.
With all best wishes,