|Dear Friend of the Zinn Education Project:|
We are giving you a sneak peak at the newly redesigned Zinn Education Project website before we officially announce it to the public. Please browse the site and give us feedback.
Read on for information about the new site and other exciting news including an "Ask Howard" interview session and new Rethinking Schools books.
|ZEP 2.0 IN BETA VERSION
We have released the beta version of the new Zinn Education Project website. We are offering dozens of downloadable teaching activities which can be searched by date or theme.|
The new site is in beta version, meaning we are still making adjustments, additions, and fine-tuning functionality - for example, we have not yet sequenced the teaching activities in the "Explore by Theme" and "Explore by Time Period" sections. In addition, the registration to download PDFs will be refined. You will be asked to register when you download your first PDF.
Please send feedback regarding what does and what doesn't work, problems, errors and overall functionality to: [email protected]. We will randomly select 30 names from those who provide feedback by December 5th to receive a free people's history publication.
|THE PEOPLE SPEAK WILL BROADCAST ON NATIONAL TELEVISION ON DECEMBER 13
On Sunday, December 13, 2009 The People Speak
will premiere on The History Channel
. Check local listings for exact date and time. The People Speak
is a documentary inspired by A People's History of the United States
and is based on the live performances of Voices of a People's History of the United States.
It features dramatic readings by Matt Damon
, Danny Glover
, Viggo Mortensen
, Sandra Oh
, Sean Penn
, Rosario Dawson
, Don Cheadle
, and John Legend
and musical performances by Bob Dylan
, Bruce Springsteen
, Eddie Vedder
, John Legend
, and many other great artists.
We are hosting a watch party at Busboys and Poets in Washington, D.C. (More info
about the DC event.) Let us know if you organize one in your community and send us pictures.
|ASK HOWARD HOUR
We are delighted to announce that in early 2010 Howard Zinn will answer questions submitted by you and other teachers.
This is a rare opportunity to ask Professor Zinn your questions about teaching, education and people's history. We will collect and organize the questions by theme. The interview will then be shared online through the Authors on Air series.
To "Ask Howard," email your questions by December 15, 2009 to [email protected] with ASK HOWARD in the subject line.
|NEW FROM RETHINKING SCHOOLS
Rethinking Schools has released a number of new titles.
For more information, visit Rethinking Schools