Learn about Canada's restrictive immigration policies that led to the refusal to accept Jewish refugees from Europe during the years 1933-1948.
During this webinar, we share tips and tools you can use in your classroom to help engage students in productive and meaningful discussions about current world issues. We also practice strategies to navigate heightened emotions and a range of perspectives in diverse settings.
View a series of photographs by Carlos Javier Ortiz. The photos collection, “Too Young to Die”, is a long-term documentary photography project now in its fifth year that seeks to enlighten the public about the effects of youth violence on young victims, their families, and society as a whole.
View our teacher checklist for preparing to teach current events to middle and high school students. We include recommended news sources, key questions to ask yourself as you plan, and strategies for navigating emotionally difficult or complex topics.
Learn concrete strategies you can use to engage your class when discussing cases of antisemitism, as well as other difficult issues.
Hear reflections on the state of education today and what it means to support social justice and be an anti-racist educator.
Very few of us can now claim to have just one national or ethnic identity. Increasingly, we share some parts of our identity with people who live elsewhere. Globalization has also changed our perception of who is like us and who is different. In this section we will explore how people’s sense of belonging and identity are changing.
This set of Facing History lesson plans helps educators teach the letters exchanged between George Washington and the Hebrew congregation of Newport, RI. These lesson plans feature historical background and activity ideas for exploring the history and themes of the letters, and questions to help guide students through a thoughtful reflection of the events presented in the letters.
View all our resources for teaching middle and high students about current events. Throughout the school year we publish new Explainers, Teaching Ideas, and other tools such as handouts and On-Demand webinars.