As the school year draws to a close many teachers and students are contemplating summer reading lists. What is on your list? Here are a few of our favorites.
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In The Children of Willesden Lane, concert pianist Mona Golabek shares the story of her mother’s journey through World War II and the enduring legacy of music that her mother passed along to her. Facing History and Ourselves has a study guide and music CD to accompany this memoir.
Outcasts United is the story of a refugee soccer team, a remarkable woman coach, and the power of one person to make a difference.
In Enrique's Journey, gain insight into the realities of immigration as sixteen year old Enrique sets off to America to find his mother, who had left Honduras for the United States when he was five.
View Freedom Riders, a documentary about the more than 400 black and white Americans risked their lives by simply traveling together on buses and trains through the Deep South in 1961. Download our study guide or visit the companion website.
Jacqueline Bhabha explains how UNICEF defines the essential elements of the right to education--the right to access, the right to quality education, and the right to respect within the learning environment—and explains some of the barriers to these rights in an international context.
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An innovative new resource for educators in a Jewish setting, Facing History’s Sacred Texts, Modern Questions takes readers on a journey between the sacred texts and the questions that shape our present. From moral courage in Pharaoh's Egypt, to struggles of conscience and faith in Hitler's Europe, to readings from today's influential thinkers, Sacred Texts, Modern Questions promotes an understanding of how Jewish values can inspire students to combat prejudice with compassion, and indifference with participation.