Facing History Builds Memphis Community, Says “RSVP Magazine”
The Memphis, Tennessee-based RSVP Magazine featured Facing History and Ourselves Memphis Director Rachel Shankman in the January, 2013, edition.
“What we teach in our program doesn’t just stay within the walls of schools,” Shankman told RSVP. “It affects the whole community.” Facing History opened an office in Memphis in 1992 and has since forged deep relationships with the schools and the greater community, reaching over 111,900 middle and high school students to date throughout the state of Tennessee. Today, all students in the Memphis City and Shelby County school districts receive Facing History education as part of a mandatory social studies curricular unit in the 6th, 7th, and 8th grades, and 28 high schools offer a semester-long Facing History elective course.
”History isn’t inevitable,” Shankman said about Facing History’s work in the community. “We have choices.”
Read “Making History Relevant,” by Leah Fitzpatrick, in RSVP Magazine.
Learn about upcoming events in Memphis including Illuminations: The Art of Samuel Bak, at Temple Israel and about Facing History’s work in Memphis: http://www.facinghistory.org/memphis.
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