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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Upcoming Events

2018

June

  • 1
    Getting Started with Holocaust and Human Behavior
    Online
    Self-paced Workshop
    $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-paced 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.

    Online

September

  • 1
    Teaching Red Scarf Girl
    Online
    Self-paced Workshop
    $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.
    Online
2019

March

  • 26
    Democracy at Risk: Holocaust and Human Behaviour
    England
    Workshop
    £10.00

    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 Behaviour

    In today’s world, questions of how to best build and maintain democratic societies that are pluralistic, open, and resilient to violence are more relevant than ever. Studying the Holocaust using Facing History’s approach allows students to wrestle with profound moral questions raised by this history and fosters their skills in ethical reasoning, critical thinking, empathy, and civic engagement—all of which are critical for sustaining democracy. This workshop, featuring our resource Holocaust and Human Behaviour, will enable you as a teacher to support your students to do this, using the Holocaust for historical context.
    March 26, 2019
    5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Halcyon London International School
    33 Seymour Place
    London
    W1H 5AU

April

  • 4
    Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird
    Online
    Online Course
    $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.
    April 4, 2019 - May 8, 2019
    Online
  • 4
    Holocaust and Human Behavior
    Online
    Online Course
    $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.
    April 4, 2019 - May 8, 2019
    Online
  • 4
    Legacies of Reconstruction with Dr. Hasan Kwame Jeffries
    Online
    Webinar

    Legacies of the Reconstruction Era: A Conversation with Dr. Hasan Kwame Jeffries

    Join us as we explore the legacies of the Reconstruction Era with Dr. Hasan Kwame Jeffries, scholar of African American history and contemporary black politics.
    Online
    April 4, 2019
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • 9
    Teaching Enrique's Journey
    Online
    Webinar

    Teaching Enrique's Journey: A Story of One Boy's Immigration to the U.S.

    Join us for an interactive webinar where we’ll explore the young adult version of Enrique's Journey, a powerful biography, written by journalist Sonia Nazario. We’ll discuss key and timely themes of immigration, identity and membership, and how you might address these themes in your classroom.
    Online
    April 9, 2019
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • 10
    The Persistence of Hate
    Online
    Webinar

    The Persistence of Hate: Exploring Contemporary Antisemitism

    Join us for a webinar on how and why does antisemitism persist in communities today.
    Online
    April 10, 2019
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • 29
    Teaching Holocaust and Human Behaviour (UK)
    Online
    Webinar

    Teaching Holocaust and Human Behaviour (UK)

    In today’s world, questions of how to best build and maintain democratic societies that are pluralistic, open, and resilient to violence are more relevant than ever. Studying the Holocaust using Facing History’s approach allows students to wrestle with profound moral questions raised by this history and fosters their skills in ethical reasoning, critical thinking, empathy, and civic engagement—all of which are critical for sustaining democracy. This webinar, featuring our resource Holocaust and Human Behaviour, will enable you as a teacher to support your students to do this, using the Holocaust for historical context.

    This webinar is designed to support UK teachers and educators and is taking place at 4.30 pm British Summer Time.

    April 29, 2019
    4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

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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