United Kingdom

The need for effective civic education is more crucial than ever before. 
Facing History is meeting this need.
In the UK, we reach 2,011 teachers across 350 schools, reaching an estimated 140,700 students each year.

 

 

Following the Brexit vote and terrorist attacks in Manchester and London, the incidence of hate crimes in the UK has risen significantly, highlighting the fragile nature of our democracy. Teachers are struggling to help support and guide students as they process reports of racism, bullying, prejudice and violence in their own communities and around the world.

 

We meet the need for effective civic education through a multi-pronged approach!

This unit explores ideas and historical events to help foster in students the ideals necessary to sustain a liberal democracy together.

This downloadable document provides the information you need to help us grow our work

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Our short video tells the story of what Facing History, UK does, how we do it, and the many ways that you can take part.

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Michael Davies of Lancaster Royal Grammar School - Lancaster, UK

“Parallel narratives” help teachers approach controversial histories with their students. Students listen to each narrative and answer increasingly difficult questions while examining how they absorb and process conflicting viewpoints.

Anthony Smith's Students Question and Challenge Injustices

Teacher Anthony Smith of Notre Dame Girls' School describes the impact of Facing History and Ourselves.

Upcoming Events

2018

December

  • 10
    Examining Human Rights in the World Today
    Webinar
    Online

    The UDHR at 70: Examining Human Rights in the World Today

    Join us to explore classroom-ready lessons and resources that will help you teach about the ever increasing importance of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) as the UDHR reaches its 70th anniversary this month.

    Online
    12.10.18
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • 11
    An Introduction to Standing Up For Democracy (UK)
    Webinar
    Online

    Teaching Students to Stand Up for Democracy (UK Only)

    Join us for a webinar series where we will examine Facing History & Ourselves’ newest resource, Standing Up for Democracy, written to support the teaching of Citizenship and PSHE education in UK classrooms.

    Online
    12.11.18
    5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • 31
    Getting Started with Holocaust and Human Behavior
    Self-paced Workshop
    Online
    $0.00

    Find details on how to register or pay for Facing History professional development, payment options, help with costs, refunds, and the Facing History Educator Network.

    Getting Started with Holocaust and Human Behavior

    This self-guided workshop introduces Facing History and Ourselves’ case study, Holocaust and Human Behavior, through multimedia resources, readings, and teaching strategies that engage students in this powerful history and the themes of decision making, ethics, and responsibility. This workshop is designed to provide lesson ideas and support to teachers who may have a limited amount of class time to teach about the history of Nazi Germany and the Holocaust. This interactive workshop uses resources from the companion resource book Holocaust and Human Behavior and helps teachers develop a customized teaching plan informed by Facing History’s approach and the one-week unit outline.
    12.31.18 - 8.31.19
  • 31
    Teaching Red Scarf Girl
    Self-paced Workshop
    Online
    $0.00

    Find details on how to register or pay for Facing History professional development, payment options, help with costs, refunds, and the Facing History Educator Network.

    Teaching Red Scarf Girl

    This 5-hour self-paced online workshop introduces Ji-li Jiang's memoir, Red Scarf Girl: A Memoir of the Cultural Revolution, through multimedia resources, readings, and teaching strategies that offer educators an insightful window into the first tumultuous years of the Cultural Revolution in China.
    12.31.18 - 5.31.19
    Online
2019

January

  • 9
    Explore the Legacy of the Holocaust Today
    Webinar
    Online

    Teaching About the Holocaust in Middle School Classrooms: Explore the Legacy of the Holocaust Today

    Many teachers want their students to achieve emotional engagement with the history of the Holocaust and therefore teach this history with the goal of fostering empathy. Emotional engagement with difficult material takes time and often teachers are unsure how to include images and films from the Holocaust that some students might find emotionally disturbing.

    Online
    1.9.19
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • 15
    An Introduction to Standing Up for Democracy
    Webinar
    England

    Teaching Students to Stand Up for Democracy

    Join us for a webinar series where we will examine Facing History & Ourselves’ newest resource, Standing Up for Democracy, written to support the teaching of Citizenship and PSHE education in UK classrooms.
    1.15.19
    5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • 17
    Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird
    Online Course
    Online
    $0.00

    Find details on how to register or pay for Facing History professional development, payment options, help with costs, refunds, and the Facing History Educator Network.

    A New Approach to Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird

    Join us for our online course, Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird, which will help you bring a fresh approach to exploring Harper Lee’s classic work with your students.
    1.17.19 - 2.20.19
    Online
  • 17
    Holocaust and Human Behavior
    Online Course
    Online
    $0.00

    Find details on how to register or pay for Facing History professional development, payment options, help with costs, refunds, and the Facing History Educator Network.

    Democracy at Risk: Holocaust and Human Behavior

    In today’s global climate, the urgency of sustaining democratic societies that are pluralistic, open, and resilient to violence is more pressing than ever. Studying the Holocaust and human behavior allows students to wrestle with profound moral questions raised by this history while fostering their skills in ethical and moral reasoning, critical analysis, empathy, and civic engagement—all of which are critical habits of mind for sustaining democracy.

    1.17.19 - 2.20.19
    Online
  • 17
    Schindler’s List in the Classroom
    Webinar
    Online

    Building a Toolbox Against Hate: Schindler’s List in the Classroom

    How can we apply the lessons of the film Schindler’s List toward standing up to hatred in our own communities?

    This webinar will take place on January 17th at 1-2pm EST.
     

    Online
    1.17.19
    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

March

  • 7
    A New Approach to Teaching the Reconstruction Era
    Online Course
    Online
    $0.00

    Find details on how to register or pay for Facing History professional development, payment options, help with costs, refunds, and the Facing History Educator Network.

    A New Approach to Teaching the Reconstruction Era

    This interactive online course for middle- and high-school teachers explores the Reconstruction era in the United States and the construction of American identity. It includes Facing History’s free teaching resource: The Reconstruction Era and the Fragility of Democracy.
    3.7.19 - 4.10.19
    Online

Facing History, UK Advisory Board

Ryan Prince, Chair

Sindy Caplan
Rita S. Halbright
Terence Johnson
Lawrence M. Levy
Peggy Levy
Michelle Pinggera
Bruce Rigal
Cliff Siegel
Robyn Spens
Lisa Tedeschini
Susan Whiddington
Judy Wise
Sue Zamkow

Give to Facing History in the UK

In 2017, we provided 1,800 teachers across 96 schools with educational resources and support.  
These educators reached an estimated 100,000 students who are now empowered to stand up in the face of injustice. 

With your help, we can reach more!

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140 Tabernacle Street
London
EC2A 4SD

+44 (0)20 7300 7248

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