|Zinn Education Project|
To begin, the Zinn Education Project is connected to Teaching For Change. You can find more on TFC by clicking on their icon in the upper right of our blog. TFC/Zinn challenge us to dig a little deeper into what we teach our kids today, question the assumptions we promote, and provide a more balanced, historical perspective. Hmm, that sounds familiar! So, by digging a little deeper into the Earth Day/global warming movement, Zinn compares it to the struggles faced by Abolitionists in 19th century America.
Susangale wrote in her blog post about the ways we don't challenge the truths and assumptions that comprise our worlds. I am certainly guilty of that. While I don't know how I feel about global warming, I believe that, in order to take a stand on an issue, it is necessary to question the many truths, assumptions, and science that surround it. How else can we be fully informed? Furthermore, if we propose to teach these "facts" to our children (and adult learners!), we owe it to them to provide a more balanced approach. OK, sorry to be so preach-y.
I hope this post leaves you curious enough to check out the Zinn Ed Project. It's worth a quick read. Thanks for taking the time to read this post, "the other Susan."