This explainer describes key characteristics of white nationalist ideology and clarifies related key-terms, such as “alt-right” and “white power.”
This Teaching Ideas uses our Free and Fair Elections Explainer to help students reflect on the importance of elections, define the phrase “free and fair elections,” and learn about electoral systems in their region.
Because new information has emerged that calls into question the occurrence of the alleged attack on Jussie Smollett, we have removed this teaching idea. Regardless of the facts surrounding this particular incident, Facing History affirms the importance of helping students confront and understand the reality of hate crimes and the legacy of the violent past in the United States and around the world.
Provide students with historical context for understanding the protests against the Thirty Meter Telescope on Maunakea and help them explore the reasons why many Native Hawaiians oppose its construction.
Use this Teaching Idea to help students learn about Shirley Chisholm’s ground-breaking career and the significance of Vice President Kamala Harris’s election.
This Teaching idea prepares students to engage in conversations about policing, bias, and racism by inviting them to co-create class norms and reflect on the emotions and experiences they and their classmates bring.
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.”
This Teaching Idea is a guide for teachers to begin conversations with their students about George Floyd’s death and the events that surround it.
Inform students about the rising number of antisemitic incidents in the United States and explore the story of one teacher’s response to an antisemitic incident involving high school students in her community.
This Teaching Idea contains guidance on how to discuss the election with your students and activities to help them process their responses, find accurate information, and consider the impact of the results.