A People’s History of the United States (Year long) (Chrissy)

Note: This class is open to high school students only.

Howard Zinn’s, A People’s History of the United States, revolutionized United States history when the book was first printed in 1980. A People’s History focuses on history from the “point of view of America’s women, factory workers, African Americans, Native Americans, working poor, and immigrant laborers.” Knowing and understanding US history allows us to make connections, ask questions, and discuss what is happening currently in the United States. The reading is challenging and dense but richly rewarding! There will also be a small amount of written work for each class which must be done in order to participate/discuss when class meets. As this is a year long class, we will keep class spicy with projects, documentaries perhaps even some debate! Please plan on committing to taking this class for the full year.

Required texts/materials: A People's History of the United States. There is a audiobook available that students may choose to use as well. Students will be responsible for obtaining their own texts/materials. Materials should be procured by: First class

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