Teacher Review For Zinn Education Project

Great resources to support teaching A People's History

Amy K.
Classroom teacher
Cornell Senior High School
Coraopolis, PA
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My Grades 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects English Language Arts, Social Studies
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My Rating 5
Learning Scores
Engagement 4
Pedagogy 5
Support 5
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Further application
Knowledge gain
Teacher-led lessons
How I Use It
If you use Howard Zinn's materials in your class, this site will be beneficial. If you don't, it's a great way to get familiar with A People's History.
My Take
The materials have a focus on social justice. The Zinn Education Project site includes many lessons and activities for teachers. They can be easily found/searched in multiple ways (by topic, by time period, etc.). You have to register for the site, but materials are free and are available mostly in PDF format. There is a lot of support on the site-- a section to learn about why you should use Zinn's materials, a FAQ section, and a support section. The lesson are excellent, and can be easily adapted for use in different classrooms. If you are a Howard Zinn fan, or if you're looking to just be more inclusive in your curricular materials, this site will be very useful.