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People's History Curriculum Group

  • NoMa First Street Northeast Washington, DC, 20002 United States (map)

D.C. Area Educators for Social Justice has formed a People’s History Curriculum Group for D.C. area middle and high school teachers who are committed to teaching with a people's history lens for the 2019-2020 school year.

On Saturday, November 9, the group will meet near the NoMa-Gallaudet Metro station from 10AM-12:30PM.

Participants will spend time together, then divide into two groups.

  1. People's history: Caneisha Mills will model a lesson on teaching the truth about early U.S. history called "America: Resisting the Myth of Memory." It will draw on the Time magazine cover that features the (supposed) "founding fathers." There will be time to experience and debrief the lesson.

  2. Climate Justice: Jessica Fundalinski and Deborah Menkart will introduce the core components for an inter-disciplinary (science, math, social studies, health, ELA) lesson on Plastic to help address questions such as: (1) what is plastic? (2) when did people start using plastic and what did people do before single use plastic was so available? (3) who profits from the sale of plastic and how much do they make? (4) what is the impact of plastic on the air, water, and our health? (5) can all the plastic we use be recycled?

We will have coffee, juice, and delicious savory (vegetarian) and sweet pies from Dangerously Delicious Pies. Please bring refillable water bottles.

Join the group to learn more and for details on meeting location.