The ten winning student essays reflect on the stories and ideals that have helped shape the ways they think about their roles and responsibilities as engaged members of their communities.
This Explainer defines the term political polarization and provides information on how it impacts US politics and society.
View frequently asked questions about Facing History's Student Essay contest. Learn more about the 2018 essay prompt, prizes, and how to submit your essay.
Lessons and resources help you explore the black sanitation workers’ strike and other events that brought Dr. King to Memphis in the spring of 1968. This lesson is part of our partnership with the National Civil Rights Museum's MLK50 initiative.
Dans le cadre de ce webinaire, nous déterminerons les balises nécessaires pour engager une discussion rigoureuse, nuancée et inclusive sur les enjeux épineux de notre temps.
Jeff McGuire, Executive Director of the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police, speaks about the rising rates of Antisemitic hate crimes in Ontario and the ways that police units across Ontario are responding.
This curriculum is designed to guide you and your students through a Facing History and Ourselves unit about the Reconstruction era of American history. In this unit, students will investigate the challenges of creating a just democracy in a time of deep division. The resources included here have been selected and sequenced in order to deepen students’ ethical and moral reasoning, challenge their critical thinking and literacy skills, and engage them in a rigorous study of history. This unit unfolds over 16 lessons. Students begin with an examination of the relationship between the individual and society, reflect on the way that humans divide themselves into “in” groups and “out” groups throughout history, dive deep into a case study on the history of Reconstruction, and then explore the way that history is remembered and the impact of its various legacies in contemporary society.
In this webinar we will be exploring a framework for having rigorous, nuanced, and identity-safe conversations about contemporary and difficult-to-navigate issues.