See You at the Seattle NCSS Conference October 4, 2012

The Zinn Education Project will have a major presence at the National Council for the Social Studies Conference in Seattle from Nov. 16-18, 2012.

Stop by our booth (#623) where educators from across the country can meet and talk about teaching people’s history. We will feature books by Rethinking Schools and Teaching for Change, people’s history resources, and a raffle.

In addition, the Zinn Education Project is sponsoring three special sessions throughout the weekend.

Zinn Education Project presents:

Film Screening and Award Presentation with Sean Arce

Friday, Nov. 16 | 5:00-7:00 p.m. | Room 111-112

Precious Knowledge: The Ban on Teaching History in Tucson Schools
The highly successful Mexican American Studies (MAS) program was banned last year. See the acclaimed PBS film Precious Knowledge about this program, and hear from special guest MAS co-founder Sean Arce who will be awarded the Myles Horton Award for Teaching People’s History. Presented by the Zinn Education Project.

Workshop with Bill Bigelow

Sunday, Nov. 18 | 8-10 a.m. | Room 213

Rethinking the Line Between Us: Teaching the War with Mexico
Participatory workshop on the U.S. war with Mexico that resulted in Mexico losing almost half its territory. It was also the birth of the first U.S. anti-war movement. Bill Bigelow taught high school social studies in Portland, Ore. for almost 30 years. He is the curriculum editor of Rethinking Schools and the co-director of the Zinn Education Project. Bigelow is author or co-editor of numerous books, including A People’s History for the Classroom and The Line Between Us: Teaching About the Border and Mexican Immigration. Presented by the Zinn Education Project.

Zinn Education Project is a proud sponsor of:

Featured NCSS Presenter James Loewen

Friday, Nov. 16 | 1:15-2:15 p.m. | Room 111-112

James W. Loewen is an acclaimed historian and best-selling author of Lies My Teacher Told Me and many other books. His mission is to overturn myths and misinformation that too often pass for U.S. history. He engages audiences on a range of topics encompassing U.S. history, multicultural education, civil rights, race relations, voting rights, law and social science. Presented by NCSS.

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