The Zinn Education Project at NCSS 2013

By Katy Swalwell posted 10-31-2013 03:17:25 PM


At the 2013 NCSS conference, ZEP will be spreading the word about the Green Feather Movement, a 1950's student-led resistance to the banning of books about Robin Hood because of their "Communist message." For more information about how this movement got started in Indiana, click here. And for more information about modern-day book banning in Indiana, click here to read about Governor Mitch Daniels' attempt to ban A People's History of the United States. At our booth in the exhibit hall, you can pick up a Green Feather Movement sticker for free, or get a Green Feather Movement button with a small donation. You can also explore our website, share testimonials, buy books from Rethinking Schools and Teaching for Change, enter raffles, and pick up some free materials. 

Please stop by the booth and safe travels to St.Louis!

The Zinn Education Project promotes and supports the use of Howard Zinn’s best-selling book A People’s History of the United States and other materials for teaching a people’s history in middle and high school classrooms across the country. The website offers more than 100 free, downloadable lessons and articles organized by themetime period, and reading level. The Zinn Education Project is coordinated by two non-profit organizations, Rethinking Schools and Teaching for Change. Its goal is to introduce students to a more accurate, complex, and engaging understanding of United States history than is found in traditional curriculum and textbooks. 

1 comment


11-01-2013 07:44:35 PM

Curious, what events in the Cold War does the book cover? Also just did finished reading Lies My Teacher Told Me in one of my research courses, it may be that he's banning the book due to a portion of it still being in what is known as the sasha, or there are people still around who went through those events. Not saying it's right, but he may feel like there would be too much conflict caused by the book being used in Illinois.