Historians and other scholars of the Holocaust use primary sources like the letters, memoirs, and testimonies featured on this website to understand what happened during this critical moment in history, and why.
Learn why understanding the US withdrawal from UNESCO is important for students, especially in today's world.
The universality of the Holocaust's lessons ring true more than ever: democracy is as fragile today as it has ever been.
Teachers have to create this emotional space where it’s safe, but challenging. Where people can be themselves. Where people can take chances and fail. Where people can tell stories about themselves and reveal things about themselves without risk of derision, without fear of being marginalized. Without safety there is nothing, there is no learning.”
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.
Our workshops are offered both in-person and online. In-person workshops last anywhere from 2 hours to 1-3 days, whereas online workshops typically last 3-5 days. Pricing can vary from workshop to workshop, with some events being free and others requiring registration fees. Look for these details within individual event listings.
Sign up for a workshop today to get introduced to new content and teaching strategies, and to engage with other educators and Facing History staff.
Facing History and Ourselves celebrates the addition of the word "upstander" to the Oxford English Dictionary. Students in Facing History classrooms learn about the power of individual choices to shape history and explore how each of us can participate as citizens to create a more humane, just and compassionate world. With the readings and resources collected below, we invite you and your students to discover what it means to be an Upstander.