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    • 10 Quick Ways to Analyze Children's Books for Ableism

    • Article. By Chloë Myers and Hank Bersani Jr. Rethinking Schools, Winter 2008/09.
      A guide for analyzing children’s books for prejudice by able-bodied and able-minded people toward people with disabilities.

    • Resource Types: Articles | Themes: Disability, Education |
    • Attica Prison Uprising

    • Resource list.
      Overview with links to articles, books, primers, films, and websites about the Attica Prison Uprising for the classroom.

    • Resource Types: Articles | Time Periods: People’s Movement: 1961 - 1974, 20th Century | Reading Levels: High School
    • Bob Herbert on Nelson Mandela: 1918–2013

    • Article. Bob Herbert. Jacobin Magazine. 2013.
      A critique of the “feel good” and “sentimental stick figure” mis-representations of Nelson Mandela and Dr. King in mass media.

    • Resource Types: Articles | Time Periods: 2001 - Present, 21st Century | Themes: Media, Racism & Racial Identity |
    • The Bonus Army

    • Article. By Mickey Z.
      History of the 1932 Bonus Expeditionary Force (BEF) or Bonus Army.

    • Resource Types: Articles | Time Periods: World War I: 1910 - 1919, 20th Century | Reading Levels: Grades 6-8, High School
    • Claiming and Teaching the 1963 March on Washington

    • Article. By Bill Fletcher Jr. 2013. If We Knew Our History Series.
      Remembered for Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech, the 1963 March on Washington has a richer and more complicated history. Fletcher reminds us it also included the demand: for jobs.

    • Resource Types: Articles | Time Periods: People’s Movement: 1961 - 1974 | Themes: African American, Civil Rights Movements, Labor, Organizing |
    • Empire or Humanity?: What the Classroom Didn’t Teach Me about the American Empire (Teaching Activity) | Zinn Education Project: Teaching People's History
    • Empire or Humanity?: What the Classroom Didn’t Teach Me about the American Empire

    • Article for Teachers and High School Students – PDF. By Howard Zinn. 4 pages.
      An essay which raises questions about the justifications for empire building and imperialism.

    • Resource Types: Articles | Time Periods: All US History | Themes: Imperialism, US Foreign Policy, Wars & Related Anti-War Movements | Reading Levels: Grades 6-8, High School
    • The Export of Colors

    • Article. By Manlio Argueta. From Cuzcatlán, Donde bate la mar del sur.
      An excerpt from a novel of historical fiction about the impact of an export economy on peasants in El Salvador.

    • Resource Types: Articles | Time Periods: 20th Century | Themes: Imperialism, Latino, Native American |
    • The First Decoration Day

    • Article. By David W. Blight. 2011.
      The people’s history of Memorial Day.

    • Resource Types: Articles | Time Periods: Civil War Era: 1850 - 1864, 19th Century | Themes: Wars & Related Anti-War Movements | Reading Levels: Adult, High School
    • The Forgotten Fight Against Fascism

    • Article. By William Loren Katz. 2014. If We Knew Our History Series.
      History textbooks celebrate the U.S. role in World War II—the “Good War.” But they neglect to alert students to the U.S. government’s failure to confront early fascist violence.

    • Resource Types: Articles | Time Periods: Prosperity, Depression, & World War II: 1920 - 1944, 20th Century | Themes: Imperialism, US Foreign Policy, Wars & Related Anti-War Movements, World History/Global Studies | Reading Levels: High School
    • Francis Scott Key Opposed “Land of the Free” | Zinn Education Project: Teaching People's History
    • Francis Scott Key Opposed "Land of the Free"

    • Article. By Jefferson Morley.
      “Star-Spangled Banner” songwriter Francis Scott Key opposed abolitionists and free speech in his role as district attorney of the city of Washington.

    • Resource Types: Articles | Time Periods: Early 19th Century: 1800 - 1849 | Themes: African American, Democracy & Citizenship, Slavery | Reading Levels: Adult, High School
    • Freedom Day in Hattiesburg, Mississippi

    • Article. By Howard Zinn. From Chapter 6 of You Can’t Be Neutral on a Moving Train.
      Zinn describes the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) voting rights campaign called Freedom Day in Hattiesburg, Miss.

    • Resource Types: Articles | Time Periods: People’s Movement: 1961 - 1974 | Themes: African American, Civil Rights Movements, Democracy & Citizenship | Reading Levels: High School
    • Globalization: A View from Below

    • Article in PDF. By Jean-Bertrand Aristide. 5 pages.
      An essay on the impact of globalization, with the story of Haiti as an example.

    • Resource Types: Articles | Time Periods: 20th Century | Themes: US Foreign Policy, World History/Global Studies | Reading Levels: High School
    • The Green Feather Movement

    • Article. By Alison Kysia. 2013.
      History of a little-known student resistance movement against McCarthyism and censorship.

    • Resource Types: Articles | Time Periods: Cold War: 1945 - 1960, 20th Century | Themes: Education |
    • Howard Zinn: Interview by Bill Moyers

    • Article. Interview of Howard Zinn by Bill Moyers. 2009. 11 pages.
      Book excerpt of Howard Zinn on The People Speak and a range of topics in U.S. history and contemporary issues.

    • Resource Types: Articles | Time Periods: All US History | Reading Levels: Adult, High School
    • Introduction: The Life and Work of Howard Zinn

    • Article. By Robert J. Helfenbein and Rose A. Jackson. Indiana University. 2013.
      Introduction to a special edition of “International Journal of Social Education” by scholars presenting and discussing perspectives on the important influences of Howard Zinn to education, history, and citizenship.

    • Resource Types: Articles | Themes: Education |
    • ‘Is This America?': 50 Years Ago Sharecroppers Challenged Mississippi Apartheid, LBJ, and the Nation

    • Article. By Julian Hipkins III and Deborah Menkart. 2014. If We Knew Our History Series.
      At the 1964 Democratic National convention, former sharecropper Fannie Lou Hamer and the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party made a dramatic challenge to the all-white delegation. Their actions rocked the political landscape.

    • Resource Types: Articles | Time Periods: People’s Movement: 1961 - 1974, 20th Century | Themes: African American, Civil Rights Movements, Democracy & Citizenship, Laws & Citizen Rights, Racism & Racial Identity, Social Class | Reading Levels: Adult, High School
    • It’s Constitution Day! Time to Teach Obedience or History? (Article) - Teaching about the Constitution requires a critical and nuanced exploration—one that is alert to the race and class issues at the heart of our governing document. | Zinn Education Project: Teaching People's History
    • It’s Constitution Day! Time to Teach Obedience or History?

    • Article. By Bill Bigelow. 2012. If We Knew Our History Series.
      Teaching about the Constitution requires a critical and nuanced exploration—one that is alert to the race and class issues at the heart of our governing document.

    • Resource Types: Articles | Time Periods: Revolution & Constitution: 1765 - 1799, 18th Century | Themes: African American, Democracy & Citizenship, Laws & Citizen Rights, Slavery, Social Class, Women's History |
    • The Koch Brothers Sneak into School

    • Article. By Bill Bigelow. 2014. If We Knew Our History Series.
      The Koch brothers spend hundreds of millions of dollars buying politicians who support their fossil fuel interests. This exposé shows how the Kochs also funnel millions to influence the social studies curriculum.

    • Resource Types: Articles | Time Periods: 2001 - Present, 21st Century | Themes: Democracy & Citizenship, Education | Reading Levels: Adult, High School
    • Candidates from the Lowndes County Freedom Organization | Zinn Education Project: Teaching People's History
    • Lowndes County and the Voting Rights Act

    • Article. By Hasan Kwame Jeffries.
      History and significance of the Lowndes County Freedom Organization.

    • Resource Types: Articles | Time Periods: People’s Movement: 1961 - 1974 | Themes: Civil Rights Movements | Reading Levels: Adult
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