Students gain critical thinking skills, empathy and tolerance, civic responsibility, and the belief they can make a difference in the world.
Teachers are more confident and skilled at fostering students’ academic, civic, and social and emotional learning.
Classrooms and schools are more respectful, reflective, and participatory – necessary conditions for deep learning.
The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) named Facing History and Ourselves as one of only nine programs in the U.S. that had a proven positive effect on students, such as improved academics, increased empathy, and increased prosocial behavior. We’re one of only two programs with top honors, out of nearly 400 nominated, that is available for both middle and high school students.
Facing History students are 94% more likely than other students to report that their class motivated them to learn.
92% of Facing History teachers agree that Facing History helps their students stand up for what they believe even when others disagree.
91% of elective teachers agree or strongly agree that their Facing History course promoted their students’ abilities to ground reading, writing, and speaking in evidence from text.