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.

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

Upcoming Events

2018

June

  • 1
    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.
    6.1.18 - 5.31.19

September

  • 1
    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.
    9.1.18 - 5.31.19
    Online
2019

February

  • 6
    Current Events in Your Classroom
    Webinar
    Online

    Current Events in Your Classroom

    Teaching current events can be challenging: the news cycle moves quickly, stories are complex, and the issues can spark strong emotions. But engaging students with current events is a crucial part of their development as informed and humane citizens in a democracy.
    Online
    2.6.19
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • 27
    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.

    This webinar is taking place at 5.00 pm GMT. 

    Online
    2.27.19
    5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

March

  • 6
    Democracy at Risk: Holocaust and Human Behaviour
    Webinar
    Online

    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 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 taking place at 5.00 pm GMT.

    Online
    3.6.19
    5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • 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
  • 26
    Democracy at Risk: Holocaust and Human Behaviour
    Workshop
    England
    £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.
    3.26.19
    5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Halcyon London International School
    33 Seymour Place
    London
    W1H 5AU

April

  • 2
    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.

    This webinar is taking place at 5.00 pm GMT.

    Online
    4.2.19
    5:00 pm - 6:00 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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