We help educators prepare students to participate in civic life—to use their intellect, empathy, ethics, and choice to stand up to bigotry and hate in their own lives, communities, and schools. Our approach helps students understand that history is made by the decisions they make every day.
“Facing History completely changed the lens through which I teach.”
—Sandra D., Educator
“I’ve learned so much from Facing History.”
—Leah M., Educator
“When teachers come back from Facing History PD they feel refreshed and inspired to teach.”
—Emily F, Principal
What can we do to bridge differences, and stand up to bigotry and hate?
We can learn.
Facing History & Ourselves is a global community of educators and learners working together to confront bias, bigotry, and hate. We use learning as a way to face history, and ourselves, in order to create a better future.
Facing History resources help teacher Marilen Corres “give a voice to the voiceless” in her social studies classes — and help students have “that lightbulb moment.”
We see deep learning happen in classrooms where students feel safe engaging with you, the material, and with each other. We offer best-in-class resources and professional learning opportunities to build your classroom community and develop critical thinking skills, empathy, and civic engagement.
Throughout history, young people have yearned for a future free of bigotry and hate. Listen to stories from Facing History students about the impact Facing History had on their lives, and how they’ll use what they learned to make a better tomorrow.
Including reflection in your teaching practice and your lesson plans is a key component of the Facing History teaching and learning model. Our resources help you develop a consistent practice of reflective thinking and action with your class.
Facing History’s impact is felt more deeply the more educators learn and grow together. Our professional learning offers a space where educators can listen, learn, and help each other as we work to use learning as a powerful tool against bigotry and hate.