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[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 theme, time 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 textbooks and curricula. The empowering potential of studying U.S. history is often lost in a textbook-driven trivial pursuit of names and dates. Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States and Voices of a People’s History of the United States emphasize the role of working people, women, people of color, and organized social movements in shaping history. Students learn that history is made not by a few heroic individuals, but instead by people’s choices and actions, thereby also learning that their own choices and actions matter.

[People's History of the US (Zinn)] for teens

For other reading levels [click here] and choose a reading level with the pull down menu

A People's History of the Supreme Court by <a href="/wiki/Peter_Irons" title="Peter Irons" class="mw-redirect">Peter Irons</a> with Foreword by Zinn <a href="#cite_note-23">[23]</a>

  • A People's History of Sports in the United States by <a href="/wiki/Dave_Zirin" title="Dave Zirin">Dave Zirin</a> with an introduction by Howard Zinn
  • A People's History of American Empire (American Empire Project) by Howard Zinn, Mike Konopacki, and Paul Buhle
  • The Darker Nations: A People's History of the Third World by <a href="/wiki/Vijay_Prashad" title="Vijay Prashad">Vijay Prashad</a>
  • A People's History of the American Revolution by <a href="/wiki/Ray_Raphael" title="Ray Raphael">Ray Raphael</a>
  • A People's History of the Civil War by <a href="/wiki/David_Williams" title="David Williams">David Williams</a>[<a rel="nofollow" class="external text" href="//">disambiguation needed</a>]
  • A People's History of the Vietnam War by <a href="/w/index.php?title=Jonathan_Neale&action=edit&redlink=1" class="new" title="Jonathan Neale (page does not exist)">Jonathan Neale</a>
  • The Mexican Revolution: A People's History by <a href="/wiki/Adolfo_Gilly" title="Adolfo Gilly">Adolfo Gilly</a>
  • Likewise, other books were inspired by the series:

    • A People's History of Australia from 1788 to the Present edited by <a href="/wiki/Verity_Burgmann" title="Verity Burgmann">Verity Burgmann</a>. A four volume series that looks at Australian history thematically, not chronologically.
    • A People's History of Science: Miners, Midwives, and Low Mechanicks by Clifford D Connor..
    • A People's History of the World by <a href="/wiki/Chris_Harman" title="Chris Harman">Chris Harman</a>. It is endorsed by Zinn