Reconstruction: The Second Civil War

The story of how ordinary Americans, black and white, in the North and South struggled to reconstruct their lives in the years 1863-1877 after the Civil War. Length: 2 episodes, 90 minutes each.

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“Torontoist” Features “Stand Up, Speak Out” Student Event

The Torontoist has featured Facing History and Ourselves’ “Stand Up, Speak Out” event, which takes place Wednesday, April 24, at the Signy and Cléophée Eaton Theatre in Toronto’s Royal Ontario Museum.

Michigan School Features Facing History Course

The University Liggett School in Grosse Point, Michigan, has highlighted their Facing History and Ourselves class on the school website. "We don't just focus on the Holocaust," said John Farris who teaches the “Holocaust and Human Behavior” course. "We ask the students to be moral philosophers."

In April, 8th grade students in the class designed memorials for survivors of the Holocaust.

IWitness Archive Gives Voice to Holocaust Witnesses: Free Webinars and Student Contest

About IWitness and the USC Shoah Foundation
IWitness is an online application for educators and students, giving them access to watch, search, and learn from testimonies of survivors and other witnesses of the Holocaust.

"Boston Globe" Features New England Holocaust Survivor

The Boston Globe featured Holocaust survivor and frequent speaker for Facing History and Ourselves Rena Finder, highlighting her upcoming speaking engagement in Westborough, Massachusetts. Finder was the featured speaker at the Holocaust remembrance event on Sunday, April 14, at Congregation Beth Elohim in Acton, Massachusetts, and will speak to school communities this month in the Massachusetts towns of Westborough, Hingham, and Framingham, and in Dover, New Hampshire.

Remembering the Armenian Genocide: Survivor Voices

April 24 is Genocide Remembrance Day, an international day of commemoration for the Armenian Genocide. The genocide began in 1915, when Ottoman authorities arrested some 250 Armenian intellectuals and community leaders in Constantinople. By 1923, more than one million ethnic Armenians had been killed. Facing History and Ourselves has free resources available for you to use as you plan to teach the history of the Armenian Genocide.

“EdNews Colorado” Features Facing History’s Work Fostering Safe Schools

EdNews Colorado has featured Facing History and Ourselves’ work fostering safe and engaging school climate worldwide. Facing History Denver and Rocky Mountain States office director David Fulton argues in an op-ed published on the education news site that with a careful study of history, we can create safer schools and reduce bullying behavior.

Survivor Speaks to Students and Community in New England

Rena Finder, a Holocaust survivor and frequent speaker for Facing History and Ourselves, sat down with Boxborough, Massachusetts, based The Beacon to talk about her upcoming speaking engagements in New England. Finder was the featured speaker at the Holocaust remembrance event on Sunday, April 14, at Congregation Beth Elohim in Acton, Massachusetts, and will speak to school communities later this month in Westborough, Hingham, and Framingham, Massachusetts, and Dover, New Hampshire.

New Jersey Facing History Students Learn from Firsthand Accounts of the Holocaust

New Jersey’s Hudson Reporter has featured Facing History and Ourselves students and their teacher following a recent class trip to the United State Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C.

“It was actually like reliving history,” Bayonne High School student Justin May told the newspaper.

Facing History’s Margot Stern Strom, Featured Panelist at Clark University

Margot Stern Strom, Klarman Family Executive Director of Facing History and Ourselves, was a featured panelist this past week for “History, Politics, and Education: Teaching about the Holocaust and Genocide.” The event was part of Clark University’s Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies’ international symposium “Policy and Practice: Pedagogy about the Holocaust and Genocide,” which aims to foster discussion about what constitutes effective education about the Holocaust and other genocides.

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