Students investigate the purpose of monuments and craft their own monuments to commemorate their learning experiences.
A hallmark of the Innovative Schools Network is the whole-school approach with which a school embraces Facing History ideas. Since the goal is to infuse Facing History everywhere in the school, it is critical that all of the adults in the building are familiar with Facing History themes, resources, and approaches. Professional development is a central part of developing this shared knowledge and understanding.
Our webinars are free and last 60 minutes, providing a great way to try us out and get introduced to a theme, practice, or particular historical moment. Sign up for an upcoming webinar today to get introduced to new content and teaching strategies, and to engage with other educators and Facing History staff.
Following the end of apartheid, South Africa’s National Department of Education introduced new curriculum to create well-educated, active citizens. Facing History and Ourselves was brought in to help support educators implement this new curriculum.
I Learn America is a film about five resilient children of immigration who are struggling to learn and become comfortable in their new country. How we fare in welcoming them will determine the nature of this country in the 21st century and beyond. The I Learn America Viewers' Guide, created by Facing History and Ourselves on behalf of the New York City Department of Education, is available here as a free PDF download.
To deepen students’ understanding of key themes in the film, ten supplementary readings have been included in the study guide. Readings are organized into four investigations that correspond to specific excerpts and themes in the film.