Facing History and Chicago Public Schools are partnering to provide curriculum and professional development for 8th grade Social Science and high school World and American History classes.
This middle school curriculum leads students in an examination of identity, membership and belonging, and civic participation through an analysis of historical case studies and literature.
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.
For National Poetry Month, introduce students to spoken word poetry and explore its power to give voice to issues that impact our communities.
Use these activities to help students reflect on the themes in Amanda Gorman’s Inauguration Day poem and consider how their unique experiences and voices can help America “forge a union with purpose.”