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  New Lessons on the Environment
We're delighted to announce the posting of four new articles and activities on environmental justice issues. All of these are featured in the new book by Zinn Education Project co-director Bill Bigelow and Portland, Oregon teacher Tim Swinehart, A People's Curriculum for the Earth: Teaching Climate Change and the Environmental Crisis.

The Zinn Education Project is committed to providing teachers more resources to help students confront the causes and consequences of climate change and the broader environmental crisis. Our collective house is burning down. The least we can do is help our students understand why and consider ways to respond.
Please download these, use them, and share with colleagues.
New Teaching Activities on the Environment
By Bill Bigelow
Through encountering "clues," students probe the dangerous link between fossil fuels, carbon, and climate change.

By Brady Bennon
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.
By Bill Bigelow
A lesson examining the motives, goals,
and environmental consequences of the
coal mining industry.
By Abby Mac Phail
Role play on the Keystone XL Pipeline battle.

For more articles and activities about the environment, order a copy today!

"An educator's toolkit for our times."
---- Naomi Klein, author of The Shock Doctrine and This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate
Our Appreciation
Thank you, Alison Kysia!
We express our heartfelt appreciation to Alison Kysia for her work with the Zinn Education Project.
Kysia began as a volunteer in the fall of 2013 and joined our staff for special projects in 2014. Here are a few of her many contributions. Continue reading.
50th Anniversary of Voting Rights
Women's History Month
Ten Things You Should
Know About Selma Before You
See the Film
There is a "people's history" of Selma that
we all can learn from----one that is needed especially now. Teachers have used the article with students before and/or after watching the feature film. Continue reading
Women in Labor History Profiles
From championing better workplace
conditions to cutting back the 12-hour day
to demanding equal pay across racial lines, these are just a few of the women who have contributed to the labor movement.
Continue reading.
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