This PowerPoint for Lesson 1 of the Standing Up for Democracy unit is ready to use in the classroom with student-facing slides and complete teaching notes.
With help from a Margot Stern Strom Innovation Grant, a teacher turns a dream into reality.
Read Cicada's scholarship-winning essay from Facing History's 2017 "Making Choices in Today's World" student essay contest. Cicada explores themes of gender and exclusion in their own life and To Kill a Mockingbird.
This Explainer defines the term political polarization and provides information on how it impacts US politics and society.
Read a scholarship winning essay from our 2017 "Making Choices in Today's World" student essay contest. Student author Ewurakua shares her family's personal experiences with racism and discrimination in their own community and draws connections to the novel To kill a Mockingbird.