News and Updates

Milestone Films Donates to the Zinn Education Project
June 13, 2018

We are honored that Milestone Films is donating $1 to the Zinn Education Project for each DVD and Blu-ray they sell. Milestone Films founders Amy Heller and Dennis Doros made this commitment, “because to change history, you first need to know it!” They realize that the Zinn Education Project needs donations so that we can continue to provide free resources for teaching people’s history, outside the textbook.

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People’s Climate March, 2014 | Zinn Education Project

New Resources to Teach for Environmental Justice
June 4, 2018

At the heart of our environmental crisis is the idea that nature is a thing to be used for profit. That’s the bad news. The good news is that social movements across the world are challenging this profit-first orientation, and proposing alternatives. And educators are a part of these movements.

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Teacher Strive WV | Zinn Education Project

Teaching Labor History in Era of Teacher Uprisings
June 1, 2018

We are inspired by educators from West Virginia, Kentucky, Oklahoma, Arizona, Colorado, and beyond, who are standing up for the schools teachers and students deserve. These historic struggles are part of a wave of teacher rebellions sweeping the country — especially in “red states,” where years of tax cuts have decimated public school funding.

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Franklin Middle School, Minn. | Zinn Education Project

Students in D.C. and Minn. Help Launch Make Reconstruction Visible Map Project
May 31, 2018

JJ Cornelius and his classmates at Franklin Middle School in Thief River Falls, Minnesota, researched the history of Reconstruction that gets short shrift in their state history textbook. They found lots of stories of note and drafted text for markers to place at significant sites.

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Washington Education Association Hosts Labor History Workshop
May 29, 2018

In the midst of an unprecedented wave of teacher walkouts and strikes — in West Virginia, Oklahoma, Colorado, Arizona, Kentucky, and North Carolina — the Washington Education Association invited the Zinn Education Project to offer a labor history workshop for WEA members in Southwest Washington. “The Power in Our Hands: Integrating Labor History into Our Curriculum” was held on Saturday, May 19, 2018.

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Charlottesville Workshop | Zinn Education Project

People’s History Workshops in Charlottesville
May 21, 2018

Educators in Charlottesville invited Adam Sanchez to facilitate a full-day workshop focused on teaching the Black freedom struggle from the resistance of the enslaved and abolitionists during the Civil War, to the heroic efforts to reshape society during Reconstruction, and finally with an exploration of the powerful organizing of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee.

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Indiana | Zinn Education Project

Indiana Schools Host People’s History Workshops
April 19, 2018

Despite recent attempts by former governor (now Purdue University president) Mitch Daniels’ attempt to ban Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States from Indiana schools, the Zinn Education Project (ZEP) was invited present three workshops to dozens of educators across the state.

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