Zinn Education Project

The Zinn Education Project promotes and supports the teaching of people’s history in middle and high school classrooms across the country. Based on the lens of history highlighted in Howard Zinn’s best-selling book A People’s History of the United States, the website offers free, downloadable lessons and articles organized by theme, time period, and reading level. The Zinn Education Project is coordinated by two non-profit organizations, Rethinking Schools and Teaching for Change.

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Monday, March 13, 2017
Hundreds of Arkansas Teachers Request Howard Zinn’s A People’s History
Maybe you’ve heard: Legislation just proposed in Arkansas would ban books by or about Howard Zinn from all public schools in the state. The bill, submitted by Representative Kim Hendren (R), can be read in full here . In solidarity with Arkansas educators and students, the Zinn Education Project...
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Tuesday, January 05, 2016
Who Killed Sammy Younge Jr.? SNCC, Vietnam, and the Fight for Racial Justice
This week marks the 50th anniversary of the release of a powerful statement of protest against the Vietnam War. Issued by the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) , the statement called out the hypocrisy of the U.S. government, which claimed to wage a war for democracy overseas at the...
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