Schools Where We Belong

Inclusive Communities, Engaged Citizens, Healthy Democracies

Schools are the foundation of just and democratic societies. In addition to fostering academic achievement and preparing young people to be career or college ready, schools play a critical role in developing the next generation of civic actors. Fulfilling these ideals requires the integration of civic learning and social-emotional development into academic lessons within classroom environments that nurture inclusivity, equity, and engagement for all students.

Our schoolwide program, backed by decades of evidence, integrates student-centered teaching practices that embed these ideas throughout school culture and curriculum.

Our Promise

  • Students will gain analytical skills, empathy, tolerance, civic responsibility, and the belief that they can make a difference in the world 
  • Teachers will be more confident and skilled at fostering students’ academic, civic, and social-emotional learning
  • School Leaders will be equipped to shape and maintain a student-centered, brave, and inclusive school culture
  • Classrooms and Schools will gain more equity mindsets, be respectful, reflective, and participatory–necessary conditions for deep learning
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Uniting equity, social-emotional learning, and civic education to transform schools.

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Our Solution

We will partner with you to develop a self-sustaining program to identify and advance your school’s goals; nurture teachers' professional learning and growth; and motivate young people to recognize their own agency and responsibility to combat hatred and bigotry and change the world for the better.

A flexible two-year partnership, which includes:

  • High-quality instructional materials and tools for ELA and social studies teachers
  • Professional learning and coaching
  • Leadership development and consulting
  • Support for continuous improvement

Begin Now

Download a PDF brochure to learn more about our schoolwide program and share with your administrator.

Send your team to one of our introductory workshops, Explorations: Building Inclusive Learning Communities.

Reach out to our team with questions or to learn more about our schoolwide program.

Testimonials

“Thank you for offering this exploratory workshop. It is the perfect example of supports Facing History can offer a school/district.”

“It was more than what I expected! This workshop took reflecting to a whole new level and I really liked how the session was structured with the live and self-paced session.”

“I appreciate the insight into SEL, social justice, and equity; it helped me think of ways to improve my instruction, classroom, and most importantly, impact students.

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