Civics for All
Facing History content to support the New York City Curriculum Guide
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Civics for All, an initiative launched in Spring 2018 by the NYC Department of Education, provides resources, programming, and professional learning to all NYC schools. Civic education is an essential part of every student’s core academic program. This initiative focuses on education models that are interactive, project-based, and relevant to students’ lives.
Facing History & Ourselves is a professional learning organization dedicated to fostering empathy and reflection in young people, improving students’ academic performance, reinvigorating teachers, and building safe and inclusive schools.
Through rigorous historical analysis combined with the study of human behavior, Facing History’s approach to teaching history and humanities heightens students’ understanding of racism, religious intolerance, and prejudice; increases students’ ability to relate history to their own lives; and promotes greater understanding of their roles and responsibilities in a democracy.