Facing History Publications

A Convenient Hatred: The History of Antisemitism

A Convenient Hatred: The History of Antisemitism  is an accessible history of antisemitism. This book masterfully communicates the magnitude of this hatred over the centuries and reveals why so many people in so many places have found antisemitism a most “convenient hatred.”

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America and the Holocaust Study Guide

This study guide accompanies the documentary America and the Holocaust: Deceit and Indifference and offers a disturbing look at the choices Americans made at a time when the Germans were labeling, isolating, humiliating, and eventually murdering European Jews and others they considered "undesirable.

Becoming American Study Guide

The film Becoming American: The Chinese Experience describes the ways the first arrivals from China in the 1840s, their descendants, and recent immigrants have "become American." It is a story about identity and belonging that will resonate with all Americans.

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Blessed is the Match Study Guide

This guide includes classroom strategies and activities that will support students as they consider the significance of Hannah Senesh's life and the legacy that she leaves for young people today. Students study Senesh's poetry, letters, and diary entries as they consider themes such as adolescent voice, heroism, and activism, as well as the historical context of the film.

Choices in Little Rock

Choices in Little Rock is a teaching unit that focuses on efforts to desegregate Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, in 1957—efforts that resulted in a crisis that historian Taylor Branch once described as "the most severe test of the Constitution since the Civil War."

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Choosing To Participate (revised edition)

Choosing to Participate focuses on the civic choices—both large and small—people make about themselves and others in their community, nation, and world. As teachers and students explore the readings in this collection they will come to understand that choices people make may not seem important at the time, but little by little they shape us as individuals and responsible global citizens.

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Choosing to Participate (Spanish edition)

Choosing to Participate focuses on the civic choices—both large and small—people make about themselves and others in their community, nation, and world. As teachers and students explore the readings in this collection they will come to understand that choices people make may not seem important at the time, but little by little they shape us as individuals and responsible global citizens.

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Common Core Writing Prompts and Strategies: Choices in Little Rock

This resource further aligns our Choices in Little Rock unit with the Common Core State Standards through an argumentative writing assignment.

Choices in Little Rock is a teaching unit that focuses on efforts to desegregate Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, in 1957. This supplement includes specific writing prompts and teaching strategies that ask students to use evidence as they craft a formal argumentative essay. In addition, the resource features effective writing strategies for the social studies classroom.

Common Core Writing Prompts and Strategies: Civil Rights Historical Investigation

This resource connects our Civil Rights Historical Investigations unit with writing prompts that align with the expectations of the Common Core State Standards.

Civil Rights Historical Investigations is three teaching units that explore the civil rights movement from 1950s through 1970s. This supplement includes specific writing prompts and teaching strategies that require students to gather evidence from the unit’s rich collection of primary documents, use that evidence to make claims about the past, and craft a formal argumentative essay. The resource features effective writing strategies for general use in the social studies classroom. 

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