Help Bring People’s History to the Classroom December 7, 2012

D.C. high school history teacher Barrie Moorman engages her students in critical thinking with resources at the Zinn Education Project.

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“The science teacher told me that students were arguing during lunch about The People vs. Columbus et al. trial and who was to blame,” history teacher Barrie Moorman wrote. “This was the first time all school year he has heard students really talking about what they were learning outside of class time. To hear 9th graders thinking critically about how much of a person’s action reflects individual choice vs. what society compels them to do and then applying that to major events in world history is amazing. Thank you, Zinn Education Project.”

Since 2008, more than four million students have been introduced to a more critical, complex, and engaging understanding of U.S. history, through the resources at the Zinn Education Project. Read more teacher testimonies.

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