Ursula Wolfe-Rocca has taught high school social studies since 2000. Based in Portland, Oregon, she is on the editorial board of Rethinking Schools and works full time for the Zinn Education Project as an organizer and writer. She has written lessons and/or textbook critiques on McCarthyism, voting rights, Red Summer, reparations, redlining (in consultation with Richard Rothstein), deportations, COINTELPRO, climate justice and the Cold War, and she contributed to a series of lessons for How the Word Is Passed by Clint Smith. In addition to Learning for Justice and Rethinking Schools, her work has appeared in Teen Vogue, the Hechinger Report, and The Washington Post. Follow her on Twitter.

Articles by Ursula

Teaching Reconstruction Is Absolutely Necessary

Most state standards don’t accurately represent the Reconstruction era. The Zinn Education Project’s new Teach Reconstruction campaign and report highlight why truthful teaching about this period is a must.
Abolitionists William Still, Sojourner Truth, William Loyd Garrison, unidentified male and female slaves, and Black Union soldiers in front of American flag

Applications Are Now Live for LFJ Teaching Hard History Fall 2022 Cohorts

Teaching Hard History Professional Learning Cohorts provide educators the chance to deeply engage with Learning for Justice Teaching Hard History: American Slavery framework, collaborate with LFJ staff and 25 other cohort members across the country, and gain insights and feedback on implementation—all at no cost. Submit your application today!

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