Recently Added Areas and Related Websites
Find recently added online resources, new areas of FacingHistory.org, and related websites.
Democracy in Action
Study guide, videos, and classroom resources to pair with the dramatic 2011 film from PBS. Tells the powerful story of the Freedom Riders taking brave and decided actions to dismantle the structures of discrimination through nonviolence.
Give Bigotry No Sanction
Exploring Religious Freedom and Democracy
Blog and online resources about religious freedom, democracy, and our evolving civic identity. Starting with George Washington’s famous letter to the Newport Jewish community imagining a new nation that would “give to bigotry no sanction,” explore the evolution of religious liberty in the United States and elsewhere.
Reconstructing Self and Society
How does a society that has suffered genocide or mass violence face the enormous challenges of achieving stability, justice and reconciliation? Case studies from Germany, South Africa, Rwanda, and Northern Ireland.
Bullying and Ostracism
A Case Study
What is the role of young people and adults in preventing and responding to bullying and ostracism? How can young people and adults make better choices to create and sustain schools that are safe for everyone?
Teaching Reporter: Journalism in a Digital Age
Making Media, Making Sense, Making a Difference
How do you tell a story that gets people to care about an issue? How can new media be used as a tool for civic participation and social action? Uses the documentary Reporter to follow New York Times journalist Nicholas Kristof as he struggles to cover Darfur, the Congo, and other sites of international crisis.
The Weimar Republic:
The Fragility of Democracy
A rich collection of history, artwork, primary documents, and biographies documents the creativity and catastrophe of Germany’s Weimar Republic (1919-1933). How did individual choices shape the events that led to the rise of the Third Reich and collapse of democracy?
Understanding the International Criminal Court
Our study guide and online site Teaching The Reckoning helps classrooms explore essential questions about judgment by studying the creation of the International Criminal Court.
Choosing to Participate
Facing History and Ourselves’ Choosing to Participate is a multifaceted educational and civic initiative that encourages young people and adults around the world to think deeply about the importance of participating in a democratic society.
Not In Our Town
While hate crimes make headlines, Not In Our Town highlights communities working together to stop hate. Videos and news celebrate creative anti-bias programs and innovative initiatives which overpower hateful actions and voices in their communities.
A Convenient Hatred
A Convenient Hatred: The History of Antisemitism is an authoritative new resource that will help readers of all backgrounds explore the roots of this ancient hatred, better understand the present, and help change the future.
Creating Safe and Engaging Schools: Guide to BULLY Movie
Facing History's Guide to the Film BULLY: Fostering Empathy and Action in Schools helps adults and students confront the stories in this film and explore the meaning for their schools and their wider communities. Use Facing History's resources to help students find their voice, make ethical choices, and transform their communities.
War is Only Half the Story: Stories from the Aftermath Project
This site is an online resource to support educators and students as they explore the other half of the story, the aftermath stories following war. The six photographic projects showcased on this site are: Armenian Genocide, Guatemala, Sierra Leone, Too Young to Die (urban violence), Wounded Knee (Native American), and Bosnia.
The Minister's War
The Minister's War tells the story of Waitstill and Martha Sharp, and American rescue during the Holocaust. The site includes introductory essays, a rich collection of primary sources, and related connection questions.