Teaching Activity. By Moé Yonamine. From Rethinking Schools. 11 pages.
Film review of ANPO: Art X War, a documentary about visual resistance to U.S. military bases in Japan by Japan’s foremost contemporary artists, and several accompanying teaching activities.
Teaching Activity. By Renée Watson. 7 pages.
A teacher’s reflection on the power of poetry to spark critical discussion and reflection on current issues of inequality surrounding disaster response in the United States.
Teaching Activity. By Bill Bigelow and Norm Diamond. 18 pages.
Role play on the 1912 Bread and Roses strike in Lawrence, Mass.
Teaching Activity. By Naomi Shihab Nye and Linda Christensen. 4 pages.
An essay, poem, and teaching idea utilizing famous Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish’s work to help students “name the invisible forces that imprison them.”
Teaching Activity. By Rick Mitchell. 10 pages.
Description of a course on the history of music in the United States.
Teaching Activity. By Andrew Reed. 5 pages.
Teaching activity connects students to history of art as a means of protest and gives them opportunity and skills to create their own stencil with a powerful message.
Teaching Guide. By Bill Bigelow. 6 pages.
Lessons to accompany the 1985 video “Sun City” that promoted the cultural boycott of South Africa initiated by Little Steven van Zandt of Bruce Springsteen’s E St. Band.
Teaching Guide. Edited by Linda Christensen and Dyan Watson. 2015. 272 pages.
Lessons and poetry to help students develop writing skills, build community, and create a vision of a future with justice.
Teaching Guide. By Bill Bigelow. 1985. 116 pages.
Lessons on apartheid in South Africa and the global anti-apartheid movement.
Book – Non-fiction and Fiction. Edited by Gallin, Glasser, Santana. 2005. 250 pages.
Reader-friendly overview of the history, politics and culture of the fourth largest Latino community in the United States.
Book – Non-fiction. Edited by Josh MacPhee. 2010. 256 pages.
A visual representation of people’s history through political posters.
Book – Non-fiction. By Eleanor Rubin. 2011. 64 pages, 37 color.
Book of artwork by Eleanor Rubin featuring 37 illustrations with a foreword by Howard Zinn.
Book – Non-fiction. By Shaun Slifer and Bec Young. 2010. 192 pages.
Images and short bios of 78 activists from throughout U.S. history and the Americas. For middle school to adult.
Book – Non-fiction. By Tony Medina. Illustrations by Jesse Joshua Watson. 48 pages. 2009.
The life of Bob Marley told through poems and illustrations.
Book – Non-fiction. By Toyomi Igus and Michele Wood. 2005. 32 pages.
A lyrical voyage through 500 years of African American music, from its roots in Africa to contemporary hip-hop for ages 6+.
Book – Non-fiction. By George Ancona. 2003. 48 pages.
Beautiful photo-essay of murals from all over the United States, primarily in Latino communities.
Book – Non-fiction. By Doreen Rappaport. Illustrated by Shane W. Evans. 2005. 64 pages. Picture book for upper elementary/middle school on the many forms of resistance to slavery.
Book – Non-fiction. By Doreen Rappaport. Illustrated by Shane W. Evans. 2008. 64 pages.
Stories and songs for upper elementary from the Civil Rights Movement from 1955 to 1965.
Book – Non-fiction. By Peter Blood and Annie Patterson. 2004. 288 pages.
Social justice songs on various themes.