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A People's Curriculum for the Earth: Teaching Climate Change and the Environmental Crisis
Edited by Bill Bigelow and Tim Swinehart
Articles, student readings, and teaching activities to understand environmental problems and imagine solutions. Learn more.

Planning To Change the World:
A Plan Book for Social Justice Teachers
By New York Collective of Radical Educators (NYCoRE)
Plan book designed to help teachers translate their vision of a just education into concrete classroom activities. Learn more.

If We Knew Our History Article
Voting Rights History Quiz
It's Constitution Day! Time to Teach Obedience or History?
By Bill Bigelow
Teaching about the Constitution requires a critical and nuanced exploration----one that is alert to the race and class issues at the heart of our governing document. Read more.

Voting Rights Act History Quiz
By Teaching for Change
Learn some of the history of the struggle for voting rights that is all too often omitted from the textbooks. Read more.

Happy birthday, Howard Zinn!

The Value of Skepticism and Breaking Down Barriers with Students
August 24 would have been Howard Zinn's 93rd birthday. On this occasion, we share this excerpt about how Zinn built trust with students. He recalls "by showing them that outside the classroom I was not retreating into my home and my study.... I was involved in the social struggle that related to their lives. And when they decided to participate in this struggle...I was with them, I was walking on picket lines with them, I was engaging in demonstrations with them, I was sitting in with them. And that, more than anything, created an atmosphere of trust, of democracy in our relationship." Continue reading.  
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