Sholem Aleichem: Laughing in the Darkness


Sholem Aleichem, an iconic Yiddish writer, portrayed Jewish life in czarist Russia through his stories, which were the bases for the Broadway musical, Fiddler on the Roof.

Ghosts of the Third Reich


This film documents the poignant and anguished stories of descendants of the Nazis, who confront their family’s past and communicate their most profound feelings of guilt by inheritance.

Upstander Contest: Judi Freeman Wins Educator Grant

On November 26, Facing History and Ourselves announced the grand prize winner of the Upstander Contest, an initiative that celebrates those educators, administrators, and school staff who have taught their students the importance of participating in a democratic society. Judi Freeman, a history teacher at the Boston Latin School in Massachusetts, will win a $5,000 grant to continue her inspiring work in her school and community. 

Voting in the South Before 1965: Document Links

This resource is drawn from Facing History's Boston Public Schools Civil Rights Curriculum 

Unit 2, Lesson 1: Document Links on Website 

Document 1: Quotations by Southern whites (Document no longer available online)

Exploring Civics: Facing History in Kentucky

In December 2007, the public school system in Jefferson County, Kentucky, took on a daunting task: an overhaul of its mandatory 9th grade social studies course. Developed in the late 1990s, the course, called Survey of the Social Sciences, included units on government, civics, economics, and geography. It was heavy on testing and big on memorization. While the survey course met state requirements, teachers were frustrated and, according to Rick Daniel, the district’s social studies curriculum and assessment specialist, students were not thriving.

Voices from the Students

Hear from students of New Haven Academy in their own words.

Engaging Education: Facing History Hosts Full-Day Conference in Memphis

The story told about urban education today is all-too-often bleak – soaring teacher dissatisfaction, low student engagement, high drop-out rates. But another story is unfolding, quietly playing out in urban schools, communities, and districts around the world. It is an uplifting story of educators, parents, researchers, policy makers, and organizations working together creatively to develop meaningful practices and real improvements that will make a difference in the lives of young people.

Agreement Letter Classroom Study Use of Two Scripts

An agreement letter from the scripts' author requesting that the scripts be used only for classroom study only.


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