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October 2012

Dear Zinn Education Project friends,


NCSS Featured People We are gearing up for an event-filled weekend at the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) conference in Seattle, Nov. 16-18. In addition to a booth, we are hosting a screening of Precious Knowledge with guest speaker Sean Arce, who will be awarded the Myles Horton Award for Teaching a People's History, a workshop by Bill Bigelow on Teaching the War with Mexico, and events with James Loewen, author of Lies My Teacher Told Me.

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NCSS 2012 Seattle The Zinn Education Project Activities
at NCSS---Join Us!

Nov. 16-Nov. 18 | Seattle
Washington State Convention Center
We look forward to meeting you----stop by and see us at
booth #623. Register for the conference online at: www.ncss.org/conference.

SPECIAL OFFER FOR PACIFIC NW TEACHERS: For teachers in WA/OR/ID/AK/BC/AB, a special registration rate of $200 is available. See more details | Download form

Zinn Education Project presents:
Sean Arce
Film Screening and Award Presentation with Sean Arce
Friday, Nov. 16 | 5:00-7:00 p.m. | Room 111-112
Precious Knowledge: The Ban on Teaching History in Tucson Schools
The highly successful Mexican American Studies (MAS) program was banned last year. See the acclaimed film Precious Knowledge about this program, and hear from special guest MAS co-founder Sean Arce who will be awarded the Myles Horton Award for Teaching People's History. Presented by the Zinn Education Project.
Biil Bigelow
Workshop with Bill Bigelow
Sunday, Nov. 18 | 8-10 a.m. | Room 213
Rethinking the Line Between Us: Teaching the War with Mexico
Participatory workshop on the U.S. war with Mexico that resulted in Mexico losing almost half its territory. It was also the birth of the first U.S. anti-war movement. Bill Bigelow taught high school social studies in Portland, Ore. for almost 30 years. He is the curriculum editor of Rethinking Schools and the co-director of the Zinn Education Project. Bigelow is author or co-editor of numerous books, including A People's History for the Classroom and The Line Between Us: Teaching About the Border and Mexican Immigration. Presented by the Zinn Education Project.
The Zinn Education Project is a proud sponsor of:
James Loewen
Featured NCSS Presenter James Loewen
Friday, Nov. 16 | 1:15-2:15 p.m. | Room 111-112

James W. Loewen is an acclaimed historian and best-selling author of Lies My Teacher Told Me and many others. His mission is to overturn myths and misinformation that too often pass for U.S. history. He engages audiences on a range of topics encompassing U.S. history, multicultural education, civil rights, race relations, voting rights, law and social science. Presented by NCSS.

Booksigning with James Loewen

Saturday, Nov. 17 | 9:00-10:00 a.m.  
Zinn Education Project Booth

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Lauren Cooper
For the Zinn Education Project