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.
A People’s History of Muslims in the United States
With all the hate speech and misinformation from presidential candidates about Muslims, we revisit the Zinn Education Project article by Alison Kysia, “A People’s History of Muslims in the United States.” Kysia writes, “Most of my students reference 9/11 as the first time they heard of Muslims. Mainstream textbooks do little to correct or supplement the biases that students learn from the media. These books distort the rich and complex place of Muslims throughout U.S. history.”
Pope Francis: System Change, Not Climate Change
With every passing day, the climate crisis announces itself with greater urgency. The drought in California. The wildfires in the West. The summer of 2015 was the hottest ever recorded. What’s next? The good news is that activism is on the rise, too. The movement to keep fossil fuels in the ground is growing by leaps and bounds.
People’s History at the 2015 National Council for the Social Studies Conference
The Zinn Education Project will be attending the National Council for the Social Studies Conference, Nov. 13-14, 2015, in New Orleans. Our booth is always abuzz with inspiring conversations as educators meet to share teaching people’s history success stories, challenges, and resource ideas.