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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A Guide to the Film BULLY: Fostering Empathy and Action in Schools

The film BULLY follows five stories of children and families who are affected deeply by bullying within the course of a school year. With intimate glimpses into homes, classrooms, cafeterias, and principals' offices, the film offers insight into the lives of bullied, ridiculed children.

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A Teacher’s Resource to The Children of Willesden Lane

In early 1938, Lisa Jura, a young Jewish girl in Vienna, dreamed that one day she would become a concert pianist. In March, her dreams were shattered. She became a refugee, one of about 10,000 children brought to England before World War II as part of the Kindertransport--a mission to rescue children threatened by the Nazis. This teacher's resource provides a meaningful but flexible structure for examining the story Mona Golabek tells in The Children of Willesden Lane and for relating it to historical and current events.

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

Choices in Little Rock is a teaching unit that focuses on efforts to desegregate Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, in 1957, and explores civic choices -- the decisions people make as citizens in a democracy. 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.

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