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Teaching guide for ‘Most Dangerous Man’

This article was originally published in The Notebook. In August 2020, The Notebook became Chalkbeat Philadelphia.

The Zinn Education Project, a collaboration of Rethinking Schools and Teaching for Change, just released a free teaching resource.

On the occasion of the WikiLeaks release of close to 400,000 documents on the war in Iraq, with Daniel Ellsberg at the press conference, the Zinn Education Project released a 94-page teaching guide on the film "The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers."

The teaching guide offers eight lessons on the Vietnam War, Daniel Ellsberg, whistleblowing, the Pentagon Papers, and more — for U.S. history, government, and language arts classrooms. The Most Dangerous Man in America Teaching Guide offers a "people’s history" approach to learning about the U.S. war in Vietnam and engages students in thinking deeply about their own responsibility as truth-tellers and peacemakers. The guide uses a variety of teaching strategies, including role play, critical reading, discussion, mock trial, small group imaginative writing, and personal narrative.

View The Most Dangerous Man in America for free online at POV through October 27.

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