In lieu of a traditional midterm exam for one of my U.S. History I classes, I had them complete the Zinn Education Project activity “How We Remember.”
I’ve used excerpts from How the Word Is Passed, but this activity had the students use the text in a way that required them to interact with the sites, as well. The commemorations were thoughtful and the students did an incredible job doing justice to the history of enslavement at those locations.
Thank you for such an engaging and important activity. I look forward to using it again in the future. — Allyson Saladino, High School Social Studies Teacher, Ridgewood, New Jersey