People's History Climate Justice Workshop and Curriculum Group


D.C. Area Educators for Social Justice is forming a working 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.

The goals for the working group are to:

  • Provide feedback on curriculum

  • Support teacher growth and development

  • Collectively create new curricular resources

The group will meet periodically throughout the school year (based on the availability and preference of participants.)

First Session Saturday, October 5, 12:00 noon - 3:00 PM

At the first session (All Souls Church, 1500 Harvard St NW) we will be joined by high school teacher and Rethinking Schools editor Ursula Wolfe-Rocca who is the author of lessons on COINTELPRO, redlining, deportations, reparations, and more.

Ursula will lead the group in a 45-minute climate justice lesson that is ideal for middle and high school classrooms.

Then we will divide into sub-groups: one on teaching about climate justice and the other on teaching about challenging myths about U.S. Presidents.

Attendees will receive copies of the New York Times #1619 Project booklet and A People’s Curriculum for the Earth.

Refreshments will be served.

We invite you to join us. If you need more information, write to Deborah Menkart.

Allison Acosta