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Resources

Americans Who Tell the Truth´s educational resources offers teachers, students and others more information about the portrait subjects. Whether you are looking for a website, a book, a research paper, a video or a radio show, check the individual portrait pages or this complete list of all resources posted to the site. 

Zinn Education Project: The Most Dangerous Man in America Teaching Guide

Media / Whistleblowing / US Foreign Policy / Anti-War Movements / History
Register as Zinnedproject.org to download the free teaching guide to "The Most Dangerous Man in America."  From the Zinn Education Project website: Teaching Activity. Zinn Education Project. 2010. read more...

Zinn Education Project: The Truth About Helen Keller

Disablity / Education / Women's History
The Truth About Helen KellerArticle for Teachers and High School Students – PDF. (Register or Log in at zinnedproject.org to download the PDF.) By Ruth Shagoury. 6 pages. read more...

Zinn Education Project: American History Through Music

Arts / Music / Social History
In an article first published in Rethinking Schools, music historian, Rick Mitchell talks about examining Americans history through our music. read more...

Rethinking Schools: What Would You Have Done To End Slavery?

Civil Rights / Slavery / Citizenship
Rethinking Schools and the Zinn Education Project offer a teaching activity that challenges students to put themselves in the shoes of the abolitionists and to think about what they would have done, as citizens, to end slavery in 19th centu read more...

Zinn Education Project: On Coal River Film and Study Guide

Environmentalism / Economics / Politics
The Zinn Education Project introduces educators to the award-winning documentary film, On Coal River. The film´s website offers a free, 59 page Educators Guide. read more...

Teaching Tolerance Lesson Plan on Ida B. Wells

Civil Rights / Jim Crow
This lesson plan challenges students to consider the "effectiveness of nonconformity", through the lens of Ida B. read more...

Zinn Education Project: Lawrence 1912, The Singing Strike

Labor / Worker´s Rights
This activity provided by the Zinn Education Project and Rethinking Schools embodies a couple of key insights of Howard Zinn’sA People’s History of the United States. One is that history is not inevitable. read more...

Teacher Tool: AWTT Portrait Study Cycle

Methods for Integrating AWTT Portraits into the Classroom
 AWTT´s Portrait Study Cycle is intended to give teachers a variety of ways to use the portraits in classrooms. read more...

Zinn Education Project: Lesson on Women´s Suffrage

Seneca Falls Convention; Elizabeth Cady Stanton; Susan B. Anthony; Frederick Douglass
 "A role play allows students to examine issues of race and class when exploring both the accomplishments and limitations of the Seneca Falls Convention." Published by Rethinking Schools, this classroom excercise includes AWTT sub read more...

AWTT FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions for Educators and Others Interested in the Project
 The following are a set of questions that have been asked of us at AWTT over the years. Hopefully, they will help you better understand the potential for this project in your classroom, library, church or other organization. read more...

AWTT Unit of Study: High School

Creating Opportunities for the Beloved Community
  Unit of Study Title:“Creating Opportunities for the Beloved Community”This Unit of Study, designed for students of high school age and older, is rooted in Martin Luther King Jr.´s concept of the “beloved community. read more...

AWTT Unit of Study: Elementary School

I am not a Resident. I am a Citizen.
 Unit of Study Title:    “I Am Not a Resident. read more...

AWTT Unit of Study: Middle School

Citizenship: Ask Questions Seek Solutions
  Unit of Study Title:Citizenship: “Ask Questions. read more...

Teacher Tool: Getting Acquainted with AWTT

Understanding the Goals of the AWTT Project
Getting Acquainted with AWTTThe following is a set of background information that will help prepare you to teach the AWTT Portraits, Resources and Educational Materials. read more...

Teacher Tool: A Teaching Guide to the AWTT Portraits and Resources

Beginning to Use the Portrait Pages in the Classroom
Due to the fact that we have recently relaunched our website, some of the Resources, Moments of Truth, and Teacher Tools are not yet available on the Portrait Pages. read more...