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    • ‘Don’t Take Our Voices Away’: A Role Play on the Indigenous Peoples’ Global Summit on Climate Change (Lesson) | Zinn Education Project: Teaching People's History
    • ‘Don’t Take Our Voices Away’: A Role Play on the Indigenous Peoples’ Global Summit on Climate Change

    • Teaching Activity. By Julie Treick O’Neill and Tim Swinehart. 16 pages.
      A role play on the Indigenous Peoples’ Global Summit on Climate Change asks students to develop a list of demands to present to the rest of the world at a climate change meeting.

    • Resource Types: Teaching Activities (Free) | Time Periods: 2001 - Present, 21st Century | Themes: Environment & Food, Native American, Pacific Islander, Science, World History/Global Studies | Reading Levels: High School
    • 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

    • 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.

    • Resource Types: Teaching Activities (Free) | Time Periods: 2001 - Present, 21st Century | Themes: Environment & Food, Pacific Islander | Reading Levels: Grades 6-8, High School
    • What the Tour Guide Didn’t Tell Me: Tourism, Colonialism, and Resistance in Hawai’i (Teaching Activity) | Zinn Education Project: Teaching People's History
    • What the Tour Guide Didn't Tell Me: Tourism, Colonialism, and Resistance in Hawai'i

    • Teaching Activity. By Wayne Wah Kwai Au. 5 pages.
      Lesson on the history of Hawai’i and the impact of colonization and tourism.

    • Resource Types: Teaching Activities (Free) | Time Periods: Turn of the Century: 1900 - 1909, 20th Century | Themes: Asian American, Imperialism, Pacific Islander, Racism & Racial Identity, US Foreign Policy | Reading Levels: High School
    • 101 Changemakers: Rebels and Radicals Who Changed US History

    • Book – Non-fiction. By Michele Bollinger and Dao Tran. 2012. 215 pages.
      A collection of 101 brief and accessible profiles of rebels, radicals, and fighters for social justice.

    • Resource Types: Books: Non-Fiction | Time Periods: All US History | Themes: African American, Asian American, Civil Rights Movements, Democracy & Citizenship, Disability, Environment & Food, Immigration, Imperialism, Labor, Language Arts, Latino, LGBT, Media, Native American, Organizing, Pacific Islander, Racism & Racial Identity, Social Class, US Foreign Policy, Wars & Related Anti-War Movements, Women's History | Reading Levels: Grades 6-8, High School
    • A Different Mirror: A History of Multicultural America (Book) | Zinn Education Project: Teaching People's History
    • A Different Mirror: A History of Multicultural America

    • Book – Non-fiction. By Ronald Takaki. 2008. 560 pages.
      A multicultural history of America, in the voices of Native Americans, African Americans, Jews, Irish Americans, Asian Americans, Latinos, and others.

    • Resource Types: Books: Non-Fiction | Time Periods: All US History | Themes: African American, Asian American, Immigration, Labor, Latino, Native American, Pacific Islander, Social Class | Reading Levels: Adult, High School
    • Act of War: The Overthrow of the Hawaiian Nation

    • Film. By Na Maka o ka `Aina. 1993. 58 min.
      A comprehensive documentary that focuses on the events surrounding the overthrow of the Hawaiian monarchy in 1893.

    • Resource Types: Films | Time Periods: Industrial Revolution: 1877 - 1899, 19th Century | Themes: Democracy & Citizenship, Pacific Islander, Wars & Related Anti-War Movements | Reading Levels: High School
    • The Insular Empire: America in the Mariana Islands

    • Film. Directed by Vanessa Warheit. 2009. 60 minutes.
      Documentary about U.S. colonies in the western Pacific.

    • Resource Types: Films | Themes: Democracy & Citizenship, Imperialism, Pacific Islander, US Foreign Policy, World History/Global Studies |
    • Nuclear Savage: The Islands of Secret Project 4.1 (Film) | Zinn Education Project: Teaching People's History
    • Nuclear Savage: The Islands of Secret Project 4.1

    • Film. By Adam Jonas Horowitz. 2012. 60 and 87 min.
      HIstory of the U.S. government’s testing of nuclear weapons and fallout on the people of the Marshall Islands.

    • Resource Types: Films | Time Periods: Cold War: 1945 - 1960, 20th Century | Themes: Environment & Food, Imperialism, Pacific Islander, World History/Global Studies | Reading Levels: High School
    • Asian Americans and Moments in People’s History | Zinn Education Project: Teaching People's History
    • Asian Americans and Moments in People's History

    • Profile.
      Brief profiles of people and events from Asian American and Pacific Islander people’s history.

    • Resource Types: Profiles | Themes: Asian American, Immigration, Imperialism, Labor, Laws & Citizen Rights, Organizing, Pacific Islander |