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Standing with Standing Rock: A Role Play on the Dakota Access Pipeline | Zinn Education Project: Teaching People's History

New Lesson: Standing with Standing Rock
January 12, 2017

The Zinn Education Project has just posted “Standing with Standing Rock: A Role Play on the Dakota Access Pipeline” by Wolfe-Rocca, her colleague Andrew Duden, and Zinn Education Project co-director Bill Bigelow. The teaching activities help students grasp the issues at stake in the historic struggle of the Standing Rock Sioux for recognition of their treaty rights and for clean water for all.

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Thank you, 2016 Donors! | Zinn Education Project: Teaching People's History

More Students Will Learn People’s History in 2017, Thanks to You
January 12, 2017

The Zinn Education Project’s ability to get people’s history lessons into the hands of teachers is made possible by donations from individuals like you. We express our thanks to everyone who donated last year so that we can reach more classrooms in 2017.

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D.C. Student Protest, 2016 | Zinn Education Project: Teaching People's History

Teaching People’s History Is More Urgent
December 30, 2016

Dear friends,

More than 65,000 teachers are helping students learn the truth, and teach outside the textbook. Their role has become all the more urgent.

These teachers are often the only chance students have to learn a different story—one that looks honestly at this country’s long history of exploitation, but one that also features the social movements that have made it more just and equal.

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New! Zinn Education Project T-shirts
December 25, 2016

Show your support with a union-made Zinn Education Project t-shirt. The front features our name and logo. The back features a quote by Howard Zinn: “History should emphasize new possibilities by disclosing those hidden episodes of the past when people showed their ability to resist, to join together, and to occasionally win.”

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Tell a different story—donate today! | Zinn Education Project: Teaching People's History

Students Tell a Different Story
December 22, 2016

Dear friends,
Right wing media and politicians understand the importance of what children learn—or don’t learn—about history in K-12 classrooms.

That’s why they went after the Mexican American Studies program in Tucson, Arizona. That’s why they attacked the climate change education resolution in Portland, Oregon. They feared the spread of these good examples.

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Busy booth at NCSS 2016 | Zinn Education Project: Teaching People's History

Zinn Education Project Booth a Haven for Teachers at Social Studies Conference
December 14, 2016

The Zinn Education Project had a robust two days of discussions and community building during the 2016 National Council for the Social Studies annual conference.

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People's History Trivia Night - Winning Team | Zinn Education Project: Teaching People's History

People’s History Trivia a Roaring Success
December 13, 2016

On December 2, the Zinn Education Project hosted a packed house for the first-ever People’s History Trivia Night. Scheduled during the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) conference being held in Washington, D.C., this fundraising event brought together people’s history teachers and friends from around the country. It was a lively night of laughing and sharing as everyone enjoyed themselves while learning non-trivial people’s history.

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