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.
In the midst of a divisive United States presidential election and ongoing issues related to race, justice, and policing, educators are rightly concerned about the lessons that today’s middle and high school students might be absorbing.
Educators have an essential role to play in creating classrooms where students learn to listen respectfully to different opinions and experiences, try out ideas and positions, and give—and get—constructive feedback without fear or intimidation. Read how one educator approached creating a safe classroom space for rigorous and informed debate on current events.
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.