These two teaching units are rich with primary source documents and classroom-ready strategies and, of course, are aligned to Common Core Standards.
Explore how to help define your school's vision of advisory programmatically and consider how advisory helps to build community within the classroom and school at large.
Listen to Dr. Eve L. Ewing discuss the history and legacy of The Red Summer in Chicago, a week-long episode of racial violence in 1919.
Learn more about a three-part webinar series on antisemitism in Canada. These webinars are for educators who are looking to learn strategies for examining antisemitism in Canada's history and tips for discussing difficult topics.
Learn about the preparations schools should be doing and explore teaching strategies for online learning.
Learn about interdisciplinary connections, media literacy, strategies for supporting students' social-emotional well-being, and resources to probe deeper questions about community, responsibility, and the common good.
Dennis Barr is the Director of Program Evaluation at Facing History and Ourselves, as well as a psychologist. He is a Lecturer of Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He was the principal investigator for the Carnegie Corporation of New York-funded research entitled, Intergroup relations among youth: a study of the impact and processes of Facing History and Ourselves. The Ostracism Case Study emerged from this project. Barr has published articles based on his research on social and ethical development and risk taking behavior in adolescents.
The documents compiled in this collection are suggested for use within the lessons on our Reconstruction era website. Here you will find primary source historical documents and images that can be used as handouts in your classroom. For additional primary source material, you can see our complete unit on this history, The Reconstruction Era and the Fragility of Democracy.
Facing History and Ourselves has created a suite of resources for our educator audience that focuses on the letter exchange between George Washington and the Hebrew congregation of Newport, RI. Lesson plans, videos, and much more will help teachers bring a study of the letter exchange and the issues surrounding it into their classrooms.