Our printable “Explainers” introduce key terms and ideas that are essential to understanding today’s news.
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The full text of a law prohibiting marriage between two persons of different races in 1913. This text is part of the resource Resistance to Anti-Miscegenation Laws .
Eloise Gordon is an 8th grade student at Stanley British Primary School in Denver, Colorado. On May 8, 2013, she addressed teachers, students, and community members at the fifth annual Facing History and Ourselves Benefit Dinner in Denver. At the event, she talked about how studying the Holocaust in her Facing History and Ourselves class helped her connect with her own personal history. Below is an edited version of her speech.
The partnership between Facing History and Ourselves and the News Literacy Project calls upon Facing History’s unique pedagogy and the News Literacy Project’s deep understanding of the skills today’s students need to be critical consumers of news. This project integrates Facing History’s model, which asks students to make connections between history, current events, and their own lives, with the News Literacy Project’s goal to give students news literacy tools to become information citizens. Our work together aims to provide educators with the professional development and resources to help students find reliable information to make decisions, take action, and responsibly create and share news and information in a digital age.
Confronting Apartheid was created in partnership with the Boston University African Studies Center, part of the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies. The BU African Studies Center was founded in 1953 to promote excellence in research, study, publication, and teaching about Africa. We are pleased to partner with Facing History through our Outreach Program and with support from the US Department of Education, which has designated the BU African Studies Center a Title VI National Resource Center. The views in the materials do not represent those of the US Department of Education.