“A Convenient Hatred” Listed as an “Outstanding Academic Title” of 2012

Facing History and Ourselves’ resource book A Convenient Hatred: The History of Antisemitism was selected as one of the Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries “Outstanding Academic Titles” of 2012. Choice editors applied several criteria to reviewed titles including overall excellence in presentation and scholarship, originality or uniqueness of treatment, and value to undergraduate students.

Rigorous Teaching, Engaged Students: Facing History and the Common Core in Los Angeles

How do you teach students to become better writers, readers, and critical thinkers? How can teachers meet the Common Core State Standards while still encouraging thoughtful and rigorous classroom discussion and student work?

"Cleveland Jewish News" Features Facing History-New Tech Open House

Earlier this fall, students and administrators from the new Facing History-New Tech School in Cleveland, Ohio, hosted an open house event for parents, local leaders, and community members. Freshman students presented their work building safe school culture, fighting violence in their communities, and helping abused children. The projects were part of a grade-wide challenge to "be the change."

Samuel Bak Receives Honorary Doctorate, Legacy Award

Two prestigious organizations recently honored the work and legacy of renowned artist, Holocaust survivor, and featured Facing History and Ourselves speaker Samuel Bak. Seton Hill University in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, awarded Bak an honorary doctor of fine arts degree at its 25th annual Kristallnacht Remembrance Service while the Terezín Chamber Music Foundation awarded him a Legacy Award. The award recognizes outstanding achievements or contributions of time, treasure, and talent, in the service of causes related to the Holocaust.

Taking a Stand: Relevant History

Some knew where they belonged immediately. Others shifted from line to line unsure of where they fit in. Another switched places, after discussing his initial choice with his teacher and classmates.

Acclaimed Documentary “BULLY” Shortlisted for Oscars

Facing History and Ourselves congratulates the cast and crew of BULLY, one of 15 documentary feature films shortlisted for a 2013 Academy Award.

New York Benefit Dinner Featured in DuJour Magazine

“If you could change one thing in history, what would it be?” This was the question posed to guests at Facing History and Ourselves’ 19th Annual Benefit Dinner at the Cipriani Wall Street in New York City this week. The event brought together scholars, donors, and supporters of Facing History in conversation about the role that history can play to fight bigotry.

New York City Dept. of Ed. Gives Facing History School an “A”

A recently published report from the New York City Department of Education gave the Facing History School an “A” for excellence after evaluating areas including student progress, student performance, school environment, college and career readiness, and closing the achievement gap. This is the second time the Facing History School has received the highest possible rating.

Choices and History: Facing History in Beachwood, Ohio

The Martha Holden Jennings Foundation’s bi-annual newsletter, Pro Excellentia, recently featured a Facing History and Ourselves classroom in Beachwood, Ohio. Greg Deegan, a Facing History teacher at Beachwood High School, leads the elective Human Rights and Conflicts course.

Memphis' "Commercial Appeal" on Facing History's Upstander Contest

Facing History and Ourselves has announced the grand prize winner of its global Upstanders Contest. Boston, Massachusetts, high school social studies teacher Judi Freeman won the contest and received a $5,000 grant to support her work. Voters picked Freeman after Facing History received over 700 nominations submitted from around the world. The contest is an initiative that celebrates those educators, administrators, and school staff who have taught their students the importance of participating in a democratic society. Among the five finalists was Lauren Boccia, a teacher at St.


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