Designed for grades 6-12, our English Language Arts resources include a wide array of materials that will spark discussion and student engagement.
Our thematic collections feature text sets for multiple grade levels, unit planning guidance, classroom-ready handouts, and more.
We also offer teaching guides for a selection of longer works, poetry lessons, and teaching strategies that prioritize student writing and discussion.
Curriculum Planning & Thematic Collections
Coming of Age in a Complex World is our first in a series of thematic collections. It includes three text sets — one each for grades 6-7, 8-10, and 11-12 — and a unit guide for a specific work of literature. In addition, the Unit Planning Toolkit provides the resources to help you design a coming-of-age literature unit for a book of your choosing. The Book Club Guide, Whole-School Read Guide, and Back to School Toolkit are adaptable and can supplement any thematic collection.
Back to School: Building Community for Connection and Learning
These back-to-school activities and teacher resources will help you lay a foundation for a reflective and caring community at the start of the school year.
Title-Specific Teaching Guides
Teaching texts that offer students many different perspectives is essential in middle and high school classrooms; taken together, they can affirm students' identities and help them develop a greater appreciation of the world around them. Explore our selection of literature guides designed to help you bring a range of compelling voices into your classroom.
Get tips for planning your whole-school read of the young adult novel Wonder. This guide provides direction on how to structure classroom discussions and includes pre- and post-reading activities. It also features a "write your own precept" template for use in a final school-wide activity.
Learn about ordering our digital class sets to use in your classroom.
Facing History invites educators to weave poetry into classroom instruction using four of our teaching resources to shed light on historical and contemporary experiences and to help students process their own identities and emotions.
Cultivating Critical Consciousness in the Classroom
Education scholars Drs. Graves and Seider present insights on the importance of cultivating critical consciousness in the classroom.
Educating Adolescents at the Intersection of Social-Emotional Learning, Civics, Equity, and Academics
In this webinar, we shared how Facing History works at the intersection of social-emotional learning and academics, informed by civic engagement and equity and justice. We provided resources and strategies for you to consider integrating these four elements in your school or classroom.
Facing Hate: A Global Conspiracy with Local Manifestations
Conspiracy theories provide simple and misleading explanations for complex human dilemmas. We must learn to recognize the antisemitism that fuels some of today’s most destructive conspiracy theories so we can help our students stand up against these pervasive and dangerous messages.
Coming of Age in Literature and Life: A Webinar Featuring Young Adult Author Jennifer De Leon
Explore questions of identity and belonging in literature and life and learn how you can center students' identities and experiences through literature and dialogue.
Fostering Civil Discourse in the (Remote) Classroom
Explore ways to critically examine your identity as an educator, examine teaching strategies to build community and trust, and share methods to facilitate reflective conversations.