Explore how dress codes can unfairly target the appearance of certain groups of people and help students consider what fair school dress codes look like.
View lessons created by Facing History to help educators share the PBS and Citizen Film documentary American Creed with their students. These lesson plans bring together teaching strategies, videos, and activities that will help you explore themes such as common ideals and national identity.
Get our toolkit to learn how to strengthen your students' civic skills and knowledge. Our guide includes flexible activities and strategies ranging from one class period to a semester-long elective or independent civic action project.
These six activities help students reflect on the past school year, celebrate their school community, and look ahead to what comes next. Especially with coronavirus upheaval, it’s important for students to feel a sense of closure before summer break begins.
Explore ideas around access to voting by learning about India’s general election and the country’s commitment to ensuring that all voters are close to a polling station.
The Iowa caucuses are the first chance voters in the US have to cast a ballot in support of a presidential candidate. Help students understand how the caucuses work, discuss the advantages and disadvantages of voting in person, and explore the question of whether Iowa should be the first state to vote.
Reading “laterally” is a key media literacy strategy that helps students determine the quality of online sources. This Teaching Idea trains students to use this technique to evaluate the credibility of the news they encounter on social media feeds or elsewhere online.
The letter exchange between George Washington and the Hebrew congregation of Newport was not the only landmark event in the early history of America that dealt with issues of religious freedom and identity. Seixas’ letter and Washington’s subsequent response exist within a timeline of many other events during which the newly formed country faced those issues. Continue reading below for information about some of those events.