Education

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    • Daughter of Earth: Reading, Writing, and Social Class

    • Teaching Activity. By Bill Bigelow. 7 pages.
      Students read a poignant excerpt from Agnes Smedley’s novel, Daughter of Earth, and use it to think and write about how schooling—their own included—teaches lessons about social class.

    • Resource Types: Teaching Activities (Free) | Time Periods: Turn of the Century: 1900 - 1909, 20th Century | Themes: Education, Social Class, Women's History | Reading Levels: High School
    • Discovering Columbus: Re-reading the Past (Teaching Activity) | Zinn Education Project: Teaching People's History
    • Discovering Columbus: Re-reading the Past

    • Teaching Activity. By Bill Bigelow. 6 pages.
      How to engage students in a critical analysis of the textbook version of “discovery.”

    • Resource Types: Teaching Activities (Free) | Time Periods: Colonization: 1492 - 1764 | Themes: Education, Imperialism, Native American | Reading Levels: High School
    • A Lesson on the Japanese American Internment (Teaching Activity) | Zinn Education Project: Teaching People's History
    • A Lesson on the Japanese American Internment

    • Teaching Activity. By Mark Sweeting. 4 pages.
      How one teacher engaged his students in a critical examination of the language used in textbooks to describe the internment.

    • Resource Types: Teaching Activities (Free) | Time Periods: Prosperity, Depression, & World War II: 1920 - 1944, 20th Century | Themes: Asian American, Democracy & Citizenship, Education, Laws & Citizen Rights, Racism & Racial Identity, Wars & Related Anti-War Movements | Reading Levels: High School
    • One Country! One Language! One Flag! (Teaching Activity) | Zinn Education Project: Teaching People's History
    • One Country! One Language! One Flag!

    • Teaching Activity. By Bill Bigelow. 3 pages.
      Discussion questions and teaching ideas for examining the history of the Pledge of Allegiance and the political milieu in which it was written.

    • Resource Types: Teaching Activities (Free) | Time Periods: Turn of the Century: 1900 - 1909, 20th Century | Themes: Democracy & Citizenship, Education, Immigration | Reading Levels: High School
    • Presidents and Slaves: Helping Students Find the Truth (Teaching Activity) | Zinn Education Project: Teaching People's History
    • Presidents and Slaves: Helping Students Find the Truth

    • Teaching Activity. By Bob Peterson. 7 pages.
      How a 5th grade teacher and his students conducted research to answer the question: “Which presidents owned people?” Available in Spanish.

    • Resource Types: Spanish/Bilingual, Teaching Activities (Free) | Time Periods: 18th Century, 19th Century | Themes: African American, Education, Racism & Racial Identity, Slavery | Reading Levels: Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8
    • Pump Up the Blowouts: Reflections on the 40th Anniversary of the Chicano/a School Blowouts (Teaching Activity) | Zinn Education Project: Teaching People's History
    • Pump Up the Blowouts: Reflections on the 40th Anniversary of the Chicano/a School Blowouts

    • Teaching Activity. By Gilda L. Ochoa. 5 pages.
      Reflections on teaching students about the 1968 walkouts by Chicano students in California.

    • Resource Types: Teaching Activities (Free) | Time Periods: People’s Movement: 1961 - 1974, 20th Century | Themes: Civil Rights Movements, Education, Latino, Organizing, Racism & Racial Identity | Reading Levels: High School
    • "A School Year Like No Other": Eyes on the Prize: "Fighting Back: 1957-1962"

    • Teaching Activity. By Bill Bigelow. 7 pages.
      A companion lesson to the Eyes on the Prize segment on school integration.

    • Resource Types: Teaching Activities (Free) | Time Periods: People’s Movement: 1961 - 1974, 20th Century | Themes: African American, Civil Rights Movements, Education, Laws & Citizen Rights, Organizing, Racism & Racial Identity | Reading Levels: Grades 6-8, High School
    • Warriors Don't Cry: Connecting History, Literature, and Our Lives

    • Teaching Activity. By Linda Christensen. 21 pages.
      Role play and writing activities for language arts and social studies on the Little Rock Nine, Brown v. Board, and schooling in general. Designed for use with the memoir Warriors Don’t Cry.

    • Resource Types: Teaching Activities (Free) | Time Periods: People’s Movement: 1961 - 1974, 20th Century | Themes: African American, Civil Rights Movements, Education, Language Arts, Racism & Racial Identity | Reading Levels: Grades 6-8, High School
    • Lessons from Freedom Summer: Ordinary People Building Extraordinary Movements

    • Teaching Guide. Edited by Kathy Emery, Linda Reid Gold and Sylvia Braselmann. Foreword by Howard Zinn. 2008. 456 pages.
      Readings and lessons on the 1964 Mississippi Summer Project.

    • Resource Types: Teaching Guides | Time Periods: People’s Movement: 1961 - 1974, 20th Century | Themes: Civil Rights Movements, Education, Organizing | Reading Levels: High School
    • Make Just One Change: Teach Students to Ask Their Own Questions

    • Teaching Guide. By Dan Rothstein and Luz Santana. Foreword by Wendy D. Puriefoy. 2011. 176 pages.
      The uses and methods of the Question Formulation Technique.

    • Resource Types: Teaching Guides | Themes: Education | Reading Levels: Grades 6-8, High School
    • A People's History for the Classroom

    • Teaching Guide. By Bill Bigelow. 2008. 120 pages.
      Lessons to introduce students to a more accurate, complex, and engaging understanding of U.S. history than is found in traditional textbooks and curricula. Published by Rethinking Schools.

    • Resource Types: Teaching Guides | Time Periods: All US History | Themes: Education |
    • Rethinking Elementary Education

    • Teaching Guide. Edited by Linda Christensen, Mark Hansen, and Bob Peterson. 2012. 360 pages.
      The best collection of writing from Rethinking Schools magazine about how to teach for social justice at the elementary level. Published by Rethinking Schools.

    • Resource Types: Teaching Guides | Themes: Education | Reading Levels: Grades 3-5, Grades Pre-K-2
    • Rethinking Mathematics: Teaching Social Justice by the Numbers

    • Teaching Guide. Edited by Eric Gutstein and Bob Peterson. 2013 (2nd edition). 300 pages.
      Lessons and articles on social justice math education for elementary and secondary school classrooms.

    • Resource Types: Teaching Guides | Themes: Economics, Education, Math | Reading Levels: Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, High School
    • Rethinking Multicultural Education

    • Teaching Guide. Edited by Wayne Au. 2014 (2nd edition). 418 pages.
      A Rethinking Schools collection of articles and lessons for multicultural, anti-racist, social justice education in K-12.

    • Resource Types: Teaching Guides | Themes: Education, Racism & Racial Identity |
    • Rethinking Our Classrooms: Teaching for Equity and Justice (Volume 1)

    • Teaching Guide. By Wayne Au, Bill Bigelow and Stan Karp. 2007. 240 pages.
      Shows how teachers can promote the values of community, justice, and equality while building academic skills. Published by Rethinking Schools.

    • Resource Types: Teaching Guides | Themes: Education | Reading Levels: Adult
    • Rethinking Our Classrooms: Teaching for Equity and Justice (Volume 2)

    • Teaching Guide. Edited by Rethinking Schools. 2004. 248 pages.
      Show how teachers can promote the values of community, justice, and equality while building academic skills. Published by Rethinking Schools.

    • Resource Types: Teaching Guides | Themes: Education | Reading Levels: Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades Pre-K-2, High School
    • Rethinking Schools: An Agenda For Change

    • Teaching Guide. Edited by David Levine, Robert Lowe, Robert Peterson, and Rita Tenorio. 1995. 304 pages.
      Essays and resource lists by distinguished reformers and educators that have appeared in Rethinking Schools magazine.

    • Resource Types: Teaching Guides | Themes: Education | Reading Levels: Adult
    • Rethinking Sexism, Gender, and Sexuality (Teaching Guide) | Zinn Education Project: Teaching People's History
    • Rethinking Sexism, Gender, and Sexuality

    • Teaching Guide. Edited by Annika Butler-Wall, Kim Cosier, Rachel Harper, Jeff Sapp, Jody Sokolower, and Melissa Bollow Tempel. 2016. 460 pages.
      Article topics cover what it takes at different grade levels to create a nurturing classroom, curriculum, teachers coming out, organizing beyond classroom walls, and integrating LGBTQ content into teacher education programs and ongoing teacher education.

    • Resource Types: Teaching Guides | Themes: Education, LGBT |
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