Facing History and Ourselves gives educators and students the skills to approach today’s difficult issues with empathy, through the lens of history. We believe that by empowering young people to make ethical choices, they will become Upstanders, rather than bystanders. They will change the world for the better.
We’ve been doing this for 40 years, and it’s never been more important. Here are three easy ways you can help us Pave the Way.
The 2017 Facing History Together Student Essay Contest writing prompt is now available. Inspired by a quote by the late Elie Wiesel, students are asked to reflect on what story, book, or one person has influenced their thinking about ethical decision-making.
We’re offering $25,000 in prizes to students and educators thanks to the generous support from Holland & Knight Charitable Foundation, Inc. The contest will be open for submissions on March 1. See the contest site for dates, official rules, and FAQs.
Educators are in a unique position to help students develop their skills as civic actors, thinkers, upstanders, and problem-solvers. This work isn’t easy in the best of times, but it’s particularly challenging in the wake of the divisive United States election and subsequent protests.
Facing History and our partners at StoryCorps have teamed up to produce a ready-to-use collection of resources to help your students gain critical thinking skills, empathy and tolerance, and a sense of civic responsibility.
Our international community of mindful and creative educators, students, and community members are exploring topics and issues at the heart of our work.
Connect with like-minded educators, parents, and students from the Facing History community in and around Southern California.
Find projects, activities, resources, and inspiration from educators across Canada who are integrating Facing History in their classrooms.
Facing History teaches us to think about the world in new ways, igniting ongoing conversations about how we can build a society free from racism, religious intolerance, bullying, and hatred of all kinds. When we face history together, we create a better future. Let’s talk.
With your help, we can do more.