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Zinn Education Project 

The Zinn Education Project, coordinated by Rethinking Schools and Teaching for Change, promotes and supports the teaching of people’s history in classrooms across the U.S. and internationally.

With more than 90,000 people registered, the Zinn Education Project has become a leading resource for teachers and teacher educators. Its website offers free, downloadable lessons and articles organized by theme, time period, and grade level. The teaching materials from the Zinn Education Project emphasize the role of working people, women, people of color, and organized social movements in shaping history and the world today.
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The People vs. Columbus, et al.
A trial role play asks students to determine who is responsible for the death of millions of Taínos on the island of Hispaniola in the late 15th...
Standing with Standing Rock: A Role Play on the Dakota Access Pipeline
  • Social Studies
  • High School
This role play helps students recognize the issues at stake in the historic struggle of the Standing Rock Sioux to block construction of the Dakota...
Reconstructing the South: A Role Play
This role play asks students to imagine themselves as freed people who wrestle with a number of issues about what they needed to ensure genuine “...
Stories from the Climate Crisis: A Mixer
  • Social Studies
  • High School
No doubt, climate change affects everyone, everywhere. But not equally. Through role play, “Stories from the Climate Crisis” introduces students to...