Teaching a People's History

Howard Zinn at NCSS

Publish Date: 
2016
Media Type: 

The Zinn Education Project promotes and supports the teaching of people’s history in middle and high school classrooms across the country. Its goal is to introduce students to a more accurate, complex, and engaging understanding of United States history than is found in traditional textbooks and curricula.

The website offers a vast collection of materials that emphasize the role of working people, women, people of color, and organized social movements in shaping history.

Teaching materials are organized by time period and theme and a special series, "If We Knew Our History," highlights discrepancies in traditional text books and challenges the myths and stereotypes perpetuated. A treasure trove of resources for prevention educators wishing to promote social justice activism, dismantling oppression and teaching true history.

 

The website offers free, downloadable lessons and articles and can be searched by theme, time period, and reading level.

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