Current Events in Your Classroom: Fostering Dialogue in Divisive Times | Facing History & Ourselves
A Facing History educator speaks to a classroom of parents
Professional Learning

Current Events in Your Classroom: Fostering Dialogue in Divisive Times

Learn tips, strategies, and tools you can use in your classroom to help engage students in productive and meaningful discussions about current world issues.



View Event
Cost:  0.00
You can watch this event at any time. You may be prompted to log in to your Facing History account or an event platform.

About this event:

Single Session

Our single professional learning sessions are designed to easily fit into your day. Typically one hour or less, these sessions explore timely and relevant topics including teaching strategies, current events, and more.


This professional learning event is self-paced and will be delivered virtually. When you register, you will receive instructions for how access and participate in the event.

This event qualifies for Certificate of Completion.

Civics & Citizenship Social Studies
Democracy & Civic Engagement

Engaging with current events is an essential part of educating young people to be informed and humane participants in a democracy. This 30-minute webinar introduces you to Facing History’s current events resources including our Educator Guide, Teaching Ideas on specific topics, and adaptable strategies. These resources are designed to foster thoughtful classroom conversations and build your students’ capacities for critical thinking, emotional engagement, ethical reflection, and civic agency.

We are grateful to The Hammer Family for supporting the development of our on-demand learning and teaching resources.

Please note: The views expressed by guest speakers, both at our events and on external platforms, are their own and do not necessarily reflect the views of Facing History & Ourselves.

You might also be interested in…