Results for "Thanksgiving".

  • The Politics of Thanksgiving Day

    • By William Loren Katz
      With family excitement building with the approach of Thanksgiving, you would never know November was Native American History Month. President Obama had publicly announced the month, but many more Americans will be paying attention to his announcement of Thanksgiving.

  • Why Do Schools Still Teach an Oversimplified Thanksgiving Story?

    • By Liz Dwyer

      My acting debut came in an elementary school play that reenacted scenes from the first Thanksgiving. I was assigned to play a Native American, complete with a construction paper feather headband. The story we told on stage

  • Line of demonstrators at Standing Rock. Image: Barbara Miner | Zinn Education Project: Teaching People's History
  • Standing with Standing Rock: A Role Play on the Dakota Access Pipeline

    • Themes: Environment & Food, Imperialism, Native American, Organizing
    • Teaching activity by Ursula Wolfe-Rocca, Bill Bigelow, and Andrew Duden. Article by Ursula Wolfe-Rocca. 15 pages.
      A role play that helps students recognize the issues at stake in the historic struggle of the Standing Rock Sioux to block construction of the Dakota Access oil pipeline.

  • “All the Real Indians Died Off”: And 20 Other Myths About Native Americans (Book) | Zinn Education Project: Teaching People's History
  • “All the Real Indians Died Off”: And 20 Other Myths about Native Americans

    • Themes: Native American
    • Book – Non-fiction. By Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz and Dina Gilio-Whitaker. 2016. 224 pages.
      Deconstructs persistent myths about American Indians rooted in fear and prejudice—an astute and lively primer of European-Indian relations.

  • Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong (Book) | Zinn Education Project: Teaching People's History
  • Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong

    • Themes: Civil Rights Movements, Democracy & Citizenship, Racism & Racial Identity, Slavery, US Foreign Policy
    • Book – Non-fiction. By James W. Loewen. 2007. 464 pages.
      Provides a detailed critique of 12 leading high school history textbooks.

  • Check Your Curriculum: Are Native Americans in the Past Tense?

    • For Native American Heritage Month, we highly recommend the article “‘All Indians Are Dead?’ At Least That’s What Most Schools Teach Children,” based on a recently released study called “Manifesting Destiny: Re/presentations of Indigenous Peoples in K–12 U.S. History Standards.” The article can inspire an examination of the curriculum and books in our schools.

  • Grappling with Multiple Histories: Teaching Critical Inquiry with Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States

    • By Mark Kissling
      What follows is that reflection, written as a narrative spanning the last decade and a half.

      My purpose here is to argue, contrary to Governor Daniels, that students have much to gain from reading A People’s History in their classrooms. For that reason, I encourage all history teachers to bring Zinn’s writings into their classrooms.