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Explore teaching strategies and flexible resources designed to help you begin getting to know your students as individuals and facilitating the process of creating an open, supportive, and reflective classroom community.
Listen to Dr. Clint Smith's poetry and reflections on issues of equity and education, both how they have long existed in our country and how they are particularly manifesting today.
Watch a conversation with Dr. Carol Anderson; professor, historian, and National Book Critics Circle Award winner, exploring the history of the fight for African Americans' voting rights as part of the struggle for racial justice in the United States.
Watch a conversation with Dr. John B. King Jr., CEO of The Education Trust and former US Secretary of Education, and Dr. Janice K. Jackson, CEO of Chicago Public Schools, discuss the role of education during moments of national reckoning and the importance of civic agency in our classrooms.
Hear reflections on the state of education today and what it means to support social justice and be an anti-racist educator.
Explore ways to support the social-emotional needs of students after a season of disrupted learning, a summer of historic protests and unrest, and an ongoing pandemic.
Learn about pedagogical approaches that exist to empower educators and their students to analyze, navigate, and challenge racial injustice.
Understand the gendered nature of colonization and genocide in Canada, with particular reference to the histories of Indigenous women, girls, Two-Spirited and transgendered people.
Explore resources for bringing closure to an extraordinary school year, helping students stay connected to learning, and rebuilding community when school resumes.
How can students effectively leverage the power of digital tools to make civic change? Join us for a conversation with Henry Jenkins, Professor of Communication, Journalism, Cinematic Arts and Education at the University of Southern California, where we discuss the relationship between technology, learning, and civic engagement.
Explore the importance of teaching and learning LGBTQ history to create a more inclusive and equitable picture of US History, reflect student identities in the history we teach, and inspire future Upstanders.
Explore our lessons on Who Will Write Our History, learn about educational resources on the Warsaw ghetto at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and listen to a discussion with the filmmaker on her visionary film.
Learn strategies that will help your students build informative, explanatory, and argumentative writing skills needed to address the Reconstruction Era and compelling issues in today's world.
Explore our lessons on the United Farm Workers and learn about Dolores Huerta's life work and current activism.
Explore the historical roots of current inequities, the role of professional and personal learning opportunities for educators, and the importance of integrating social-emotional learning and civic education to empower all students.
Learn about the challenges schools face when confronting the persistence of racism and antisemitism, explore resources to help you respond to hatred in your school, and increase your ability to facilitate respectful classroom dialogue.
Explore remote teaching strategies and approaches to creating community and sustaining student-centered learning in a digital environment.
Learn about interdisciplinary connections, media literacy, strategies for supporting students' social-emotional well-being, and resources to probe deeper questions about community, responsibility, and the common good.
Learn about the preparations schools should be doing and explore teaching strategies for online learning.
Learn practical tools and strategies to encourage students to explore their Jewish identities and consider how they coexist with their identities as Americans.
Delve into the testimonies and experiences of those who were part of the National Inquiry in Canada, both in the past and in the present, while maintaining the importance of intersectional and Indigenous-led storytelling in documenting genocide.
Watch to understand how Facing History's pedagogical approach, content, and teaching strategies can be used to support teaching Apartheid and learning about the violent past.
Explore how to help define your school's vision of advisory programmatically and consider how advisory helps to build community within the classroom and school at large.
During this webinar, we share tips and tools you can use in your classroom to help engage students in productive and meaningful discussions about current world issues. We also practice strategies to navigate heightened emotions and a range of perspectives in diverse settings.
Learn about the increasing number of hate crimes fueled by antisemitism in recent years in Canada, as well as examples of individuals, groups, and civic leaders standing up and speaking out against hate.
Learn concrete strategies you can use to engage your class when discussing cases of antisemitism, as well as other difficult issues.
During this webinar, we discuss practical tools and strategies that encourage students to make authentic connections between Jewish holiday content and Facing History themes encountered in the classroom.
This webinar features a conversation with Ambassador Samantha Power about educating young people to be upstanders for a more humane and just world.
This webinar explores how Facing History’s approach to essential questions helps students make authentic connections between Judaic content and the world around them, and how these questions can deepen students’ learning and increase their engagement on both an emotional and intellectual level.
Watch to examine the way the Reconstruction Era is remembered and the impact of its various legacies in contemporary society.
Developed specifically for educators in Jewish settings, the webinar will explore five new lessons from Teaching Holocaust and Human Behavior which are designed to help you lead middle or high school students through an examination of the catastrophic period of the Holocaust from a historical perspective.
Watch this webinar to learn about our extensive resources for teaching about immigration in social studies and literature classrooms and discuss the importance of stories in addressing today’s challenges of borders and belonging.
How can teachers begin to build an open, supportive, and reflective learning community from the beginning of the school year? In this webinar, we’ll discuss the important role the first few days of school play in supporting students’ social-emotional learning and academic success.
Join us as we consider short films, lesson ideas, and poetry through which students can learn about the Holocaust.
In this webinar, we discuss how to use the documentary Brother Outsider to explore Bayard Rustin’s identity as a gay man of color trying to affect change in the twentieth century, his work as the organizer of the March on Washington, and his legacy in the civil rights movement today.
Watch this webinar to explore teaching Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston’s powerful memoir of her family’s internment at Manzanar Internment Camp in California.
Watch this webinar where we’ll examine Ji-li Jiang’s affecting memoir of growing up during the Cultural Revolution and discuss ways to introduce the concept of memoir to your students, particularly as they grapple with a historical narrative of the Cultural Revolution.
Explore lessons that consider the role antisemitism played at the 2017 Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville as a case study in contemporary antisemitism.
Watch this webinar to hear Mr. Charles Mauldin, Selma March youth leader, reflect on his experiences as a student activist and the power of young people to spark social change, both during the civil rights movement and today.
Watch this webinar to hear reflections from Mr. Spielberg on the power of storytelling and addressing injustice, gain insights from Schindler’s list survivor Rena Finder and learn effective strategies to prepare students to view the film.
How can we apply the lessons of the film Schindler’s List toward standing up to hatred in our own communities? How do you engage students in conversations around racism, antisemitism and other forms of hatred? Watch this webinar to hear Mr. Spielberg discuss the legacy of Schindler’s List, its impact on Holocaust education, and the importance of responding to hatred in our communities today.
In this webinar, we explore some of the immediate and long-term legacies in the lives of individuals, in the course of nations, and in the policies developed in response to the death and destruction of WWII.
This webinar examines how to use images to support middle school students’ understanding of key themes in the history of the rise of the Nazis and models teaching strategies geared toward helping middle school students analyze historical images.
Watch this webinar to explore classroom-ready lessons and resources that will help you teach about the ever increasing importance of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) as the UDHR reaches its 70th anniversary in 2018.
Watch this webinar to learn how to integrate video testimonies and original mini-documentaries into your middle school classroom.
Watch this conversation with journalist and author Eli Saslow to learn how white-supremacist ideas migrated from the far-right fringe to the streets of Charlottesville and beyond.
Learn ways to empower students to find their voice, a framework for youth participation, and examples of civic participation.
As educators, what do we need to consider when discussing DACA, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, and the preceding DREAM Act, in class? This webinar provides tips for facilitating conversations about this topic.
This webinar focuses on how to cultivate safe spaces for students so that open and respectful dialogue can take place in the classroom.
In this webinar, you’ll learn how to integrate the new edition’s video testimonies and original mini-documentaries into your classroom, and get tips for teaching strategies that connect the study of history with ethical reflection and human behavior.