New Lessons in 2015

Burned Out of Homes and History: Unearthing the Silenced Voices of the Tulsa Race Riot
By | May 23, 2013

Teaching Activity. By Linda Christensen. 20 pages.
Teaching about patterns of displacement and wealth inequality through the 1921 Tulsa Race Riot.

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Coal, Chocolate Chip Cookies, and Mountaintop Removal (Teaching Activity) | Zinn Education Project: Teaching People's History

Coal, Chocolate Chip Cookies, and Mountaintop Removal
By | March 27, 2012

Teaching Activity. By Bill Bigelow. 15 pages.
A lesson examining the motives, goals, and environmental consequences of the coal mining industry.

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Dirty Oil and Shovel-Ready Jobs: A Role Play on Tar Sands and the Keystone XL Pipeline (Free Teaching Activity) | Zinn Education Project: Teaching People's History

Dirty Oil and Shovel-Ready Jobs: A Role Play on Tar Sands and the Keystone XL Pipeline
By | March 27, 2012

Teaching Activity. By Abby Mac Phail. 17 pages.
Role play on the Keystone XL Pipeline battle.

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Mystery of the Three Scary Numbers: A Climate Change Teaching Activity
By | April 19, 2013

Teaching Activity. By Bill Bigelow. 13 pages.
Through encountering “clues,” students probe the dangerous link between fossil fuels, carbon, and climate change.

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Paradise Lost: Introducing Students to Climate Change Through Story (Teaching Activity) | Zinn Education Project: Teaching People's History

Paradise Lost: Introducing Students to Climate Change Through Story
By | February 16, 2015

Teaching Activity. By Brady Bennon. 7 pages.
A high school humanities teacher introduces students to the human cost of climate change, building empathy for climate change refugees like those in the island nation of Kiribati.

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Stealing Home: Eminent Domain, Urban Renewal, and the Loss of Community (Teaching Activity) | Zinn Education Project: Teaching People's History

Stealing Home: Eminent Domain, Urban Renewal, and the Loss of Community
By | February 17, 2015

Teaching Activity. By Linda Christensen. 9 pages.
Teaching about patterns of displacement and wealth inequality through the history of Chávez Ravine and the building of Dodger Stadium.

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“Why Is This the Only Place in Portland I See Black People?”: Teaching Young Children About Redlining
By | February 18, 2015

Teaching Activity. By Katharine Johnson. 10 pages.
An elementary school teacher introduces the history of redlining through a role play designed for 1st and 2nd graders.

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