Facing History partners with educators around the world to help students prepare for civic life and better understand themselves and the world.
In today’s rapidly shifting world, it can be especially difficult to discuss the complex social, political, and cultural challenges unfolding every day and the ways they affect educators’ and students’ lives.
Fostering Civil Discourse: How Do We Talk About Issues That Matter?
The ideas and tools in this guide will help you prepare students to engage in reflective conversations on topics that matter, whether you are in a remote, hybrid, or in-person setting.
Starting the School Year With Connection and Community
Explore teaching strategies and flexible resources designed to help you begin getting to know your students and facilitate the process of creating an open, supportive, and reflective classroom community.
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Whether you’re interested in equity and justice, social-emotional learning, civic education, school leadership, student-centered classrooms, or supplementing your yearlong curriculum — we’re here with you every step of the way.
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Watch this conversation with journalist and author Eli Saslow to learn how white-supremacist ideas migrated from the far-right fringe to the streets of Charlottesville and beyond.
Confronting a Violent Past: Red Summer in Chicago
Red Summer was part of a nationwide wave of racist violence against African Americans that occurred from April to November of 1919. This watershed event is part of our shared American past and informs both Chicago and our national identity today. Join Facing History for an interactive virtual workshop to engage in discussions about Red Summer in Chicago and how to bring the history to high school classrooms.
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How to Build an Affirming Classroom in the Face of Anti-Trans Legislation
In response to the rise of legislation targeting transgender people, Facing History provides resources for educators to build an affirming, welcoming class community for your students, especially trans and non-binary students.
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