Teaching Activity. By Linda Christensen. 20 pages.
Teaching about patterns of displacement and wealth inequality through the 1921 Tulsa Race Riot.
Article. By Ruth Shagoury. 2012. If We Knew Our History Series.
Textbooks and children’s literature distort Helen Keller’s work, and recount only a fraction of what makes her heroic.
Teaching Activity. By Adam Sanchez. 14 pages.
A role play investigating the economic consequences of the U.S. occupation of Iraq.
Teaching Activity. By Bill Bigelow. 3 pages.
Discussion questions and teaching ideas for examining the history of the Pledge of Allegiance and the political milieu in which it was written.
Teaching Activity. By Adam Sanchez. 12 pages.
A trial role play asks students to question the role played by the U.S. government and other international actors in the 2010 earthquake.
Teaching Activity. By Bill Bigelow. 8 pages.
Role play in the form of a trial to determine who is responsible for the death of millions of Taínos on the island of Hispaniola in the late 15th century.
Teaching Activity. By Bill Bigelow. 15 pages.
A lesson examining the motives, goals, and environmental consequences of the coal mining industry.
Article for Teachers and High School Students. By Ruth Shagoury. 6 pages.
A review of children’s picture books about the life of Helen Keller reveals the omission of any description of her active role in key social movements of the 20th century.
Teaching Activity. By Wayne Au. 7 pages.
The author describes how he used a study of the Black Panther’s Ten Point Program to help students assess issues in their own communities and to develop Ten Point Programs of their own.
Teaching Guide. By Bill Bigelow. 2008.120 pages.
Lessons to introduce students to a more accurate, complex, and engaging understanding of U.S. history than is found in traditional textbooks and curricula. Published by Rethinking Schools.
Teaching Guide. Edited by Enid Lee, Deborah Menkart and Margo Okazawa-Rey. 2006. 436 pages.
Guide for teachers, administrators, and parents shows how teach from a multicultural perspective that goes beyond the superficial “heroes and holidays” approach.