An Unlikely Friendship: Two Facing History Students Study Choices, Learn More About Themselves

On 19 June, 2013, Facing History and Ourselves in London hosted a public conversation on race relations in the United Kingdom. The event featured Dr. Doreen Lawrence OBE, whose son Stephen was murdered in a 1993 racially-charged attack, and BBC special correspondent Razia Iqbal. History teacher Martin Spafford and four of his year 9 and 10 Facing History students from the George Mitchell School in Waltham Forest welcomed the audience by sharing their personal stories.

Memphis Facing History Students Head to New York for Service Learning

The Memphis-based Commercial Appeal has featured Facing History and Ourselves teacher Lauren Boccia and three of her students from St. Agnes Academy. Supported in part by a 2013 Margot Stern Strom Innovation Grant, Boccia and her students will travel to New York City this month to participate in a service-based learning trip with peers from Dominican Catholic schools throughout the United States.

"Common Sense Media" Features Facing History’s work on “BULLY”

Common Sense Media has featured Facing History and Ourselves’ work with the documentary BULLY, a powerful new film that offers insight into the lives of bullied and ridiculed children in the United States. A lead partner for the film, Facing History created the educator study guide for the film, Guide to the Film BULLY: Fostering Empathy and Action in Schools.

Best Summer Reads: Book Recommendations from the Facing History Library continued


Beyond Courage: The Untold Story of Jewish Resistance During the Holocaust by Doreen Rappaport

This non-fiction young adult book is full of photographs and primary source materials that bring to life an important chapter of World War II history: Jewish resistance during the Holocaust. Appropriate for readers in grades 5 and up.


Best Summer Reads: Book Recommendations from the Facing History Library

Beach Read


Nothing goes better with summer vacation than a good book. Whether you’re on the beach or preparing your syllabus for fall, check out these recommended titles. With a mix of non-fiction and fiction, and options for readers of all ages, this list is packed full of Facing History and Ourselves Library Director Tracy O’Brien’s best bets for the books that will keep you hooked all summer long.


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