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Arkansas students high school students oppose Zinn book ban | Zinn Education Project: Teaching People's History

Hundreds of Arkansas Teachers Request Howard Zinn’s A People’s History
March 16, 2017

Maybe you’ve heard: Legislation just proposed in Arkansas would ban books by or about Howard Zinn from all public schools in the state.

In solidarity with Arkansas educators and students, the Zinn Education Project is offering to send a book by Howard Zinn and A People’s History for the Classroom to any Arkansas teacher who requests them.

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Voices of the Zinn Book Drive | Zinn Education Project: Teaching People's History

Zinn Book Drive Donors Speak Up for People’s History
March 15, 2017

When we made a call for donations to send books to Arkansas teachers, we were touched by the comments donors gave with their contribution. We share these inspiring quotes with you.

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‘Hunger on Trial’ Lesson at the Annual Great Hunger Commemoration | Zinn Education Project: Teaching People's History

‘Hunger on Trial’ Lesson at the Annual Great Hunger Commemoration
March 15, 2017

We are honored that our lesson, “Hunger on Trial: An Activity on the Irish Potato Famine and Its Meaning for Today” by Bill Bigelow, was used at the 2016 International Great Hunger Commemoration, an annual event sponsored by the Irish government, held in Philadelphia.

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Arkansas Teachers: Request Your Copy of A People’s History | Zinn Education Project: Teaching People's History

Arkansas Teachers: Request a Book by Howard Zinn and People’s History Lessons
March 3, 2017

With the legislative proposal to ban “any books or other material authored by or concerning Howard Zinn,” the Zinn Education Project is offering free copies of books by Howard Zinn and A People’s History for the Classroom to teachers in Arkansas.

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Arkansas Bill Attempts to Ban Books by Howard Zinn in Schools
March 2, 2017

As reported in the Arkansas Times, pending legislation would prohibit any publicly supported schools in Arkansas “from including in its curriculum or course materials any books or other material authored by or concerning Howard Zinn.”

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Tell us your story to receive a free copy of A Short History of Reconstruction | Zinn Education Project: Teaching People's History

Get a Free Copy of A Short History of Reconstruction
February 21, 2017

In January, we published a new lesson, “Reconstructing the South: A Role Play” by Bill Bigelow about a key turning point in U.S. history. We want to hear about your use of the lesson. In appreciation for your time, we will send you a free copy of A Short History of Reconstruction.

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Five Myths About Reconstruction (Article) | Zinn Education Project: Teaching People's History

Five Myths About Reconstruction
February 21, 2017

By James W. Loewen
The United States is entering the sesquicentennial of Reconstruction. Unlike with the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, however, few historic places tell us what happened during Reconstruction.

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