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CORE map and bus (student project) | Zinn Education Project: Teaching People's History

People’s History Through Art: Projects by High School Students
May 23, 2017

We saw the sculpture above on Twitter posted by high school teacher Hayley Breden in Denver, Colorado. It was one of more than a dozen inspiring and moving examples of her 11th and 12th graders’ end of the year assignments for an elective course on the Holocaust and other genocides.
She shared with us more examples of the student projects. They are all wonderful, from a mini-museum exhibit about the Ludlow Massacre to a CORE Freedom Riders tribute with a map and a bus.

Breden shared the assignment:
Students will be able to explain the causes and consequences of a

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Students Learn Hidden History of Reconstruction | Zinn Education Project: Teaching People's History

Students Learn Hidden History of Reconstruction
May 22, 2017

We’ve been excited to hear from teachers about the impact of the using the role play “Reconstructing the South: A Role Play” by Bill Bigelow. Many of the comments provide insights into the “aha’s” students have as a result of studying the Reconstruction era and its meaning today.

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People's history books sent to Arizona | Zinn Education Project: Teaching People's History

Teacher Donates People’s History Books to Arizona Schools
May 11, 2017

Howard Johnson was angry when he read about racist taunts at a basketball game at Red Mountain High School in Mesa, Arizona, in early February. But he was not sure what he could do to help students learn to treat each other with respect until he read about the Howard Zinn book drive in Arkansas.

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Civil War Revisionism Still Shames America
May 5, 2017

By Manisha Sinha
If nothing else, President Trump and the Republicans are making Civil War revisionism great again. A couple of weeks ago, North Carolina GOP state Rep. Larry Pittman argued that Abraham Lincoln was “the same sort (of) tyrant” as Adolf Hitler, and was “personally responsible” for the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Americans in an “unnecessary and unconstitutional” war.

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Asian Americans and Moments in People’s History | Zinn Education Project: Teaching People's History

Asian Americans and Moments in People’s History
May 1, 2017

For Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (May)—and all year long—we feature 20 Asian Americans and events of note in people’s history. We hope this list serves as an inspiration and starting point for students to do further research.

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Climate Deniers Flooding Schools with Alternative Facts—Educators Are Fighting Back
April 30, 2017

By Bob Peterson

While hundreds of thousands of concerned global citizens march for science and climate justice, a massive corporate-financed disinformation campaign on climate change is flooding our nation’s schools.

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While Jeff Sessions Belittles Pacific Islands, Poet Teaches Resistance
April 28, 2017

By Bill Bigelow
Speaking on a conservative talk radio show, Attorney General Jeff Sessions denounced a decision issued by Derrick K. Watson, a federal judge in Hawaii, blocking Trump’s Muslim travel ban. Sessions’ sneering remark must feel familiar to so many Pacific Islanders whose lands and lives have been the playthings of imperial powers—especially the United States.

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