Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Teaching for Change - Resources for Black History Month and All Year

During Black History Month and all year please support Teaching for CHANGE and social justice teaching. Below are titles from the Teaching for Change on-line catalog. In the DC area you can also purchase these and many more at their bookstores in Busboys and Poets.
For ideas on how to go beyond the “heroes and holidays” approach to teaching about African American history, we offer a free article on Heritage Months.
For Middle and High School
Free Classroom Sets

A Place at the Table
Illustrated stories on historic struggles for equality. Order individual copies or class sets for just the price of postage.

Freedom Song
One of the best films to teach young adults about the Civil Rights Movement.

Freedom Walkers
Finally a book that tells the full story of the bus boycott in which Rosa Parks was one of many heroes.
For Children Ages 7-10

Nikki Giovanni's book is written for young readers without sacrificing the complexity of the story. The illustrations are radiant.

Black Indians
Traces relations between Blacks and Native Americans since the time of the conquest. Filled with inspiring stories.

Africa Is Not a Country
This book celebrates the great diversity of many countries in Africa as experienced by children at home, at school, at work and at play.
For Very Young Children

I Love My HairStunning illustrations, great message about hair and identity.

Shades of BlackBoard book with beautiful photos of children.

The Dashiki/El DashikiBilingual (Spanish/English) beginning reader set.
For Teachers and Parents

Putting the Movement Back into Civil Rights Teaching
This award-winning text has lessons for all ages and background reading for teachers.

Lies My Teacher Told MeNew 10th anniversary revised and updated edition of this classic critique of US history textbooks.

Young, Gifted and BlackThree essays by noted scholars on promoting high achievement among African American students.
New option: If you want an item delivered that is not in our on-line catalog, you can now order almost any book, film, or CD from this commercial site, and the proceeds benefit the Teaching for Change bookstores. (Note that we do not select or endorse the ads on the commercial site.)

Thank you for ordering from Teaching for Change and supporting their efforts to promote and distribute social justice teaching resources!

http://www.teachingforchange.org/ 800-763-9131 (8am – 5:30pm,
EST) We accept credit cards, checks, and purchase orders.
Help us sustain the catalog and expand our outreach: make a tax-deductible donation to Teaching for Change.

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