Explore reading recommendations for your students from Facing History and Ourselves' Director of Library Services.
Brookline High School teachers Katy Frost and Katya Babitskaya discuss their classroom project made possible by the Margot Stern Strom Innovation Grants.
A record number of women are running for office in the 2018 midterm elections--a good sign for democracy.
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. This amendment established women's suffrage for the first time, granting white women across the country the right to vote to the exclusion of non-white women. Yet the women's suffrage movement contained many more key players than this outcome suggests. Among them were African American luminaries like Mary Church Terrell and the scores of Black women who joined with her to demand equal rights.
Listen to Dr. Clint Smith's poetry and reflections on issues of equity and education, both how they have long existed in our country and how they are particularly manifesting today.
“The movement to end war and mass atrocities spans centuries, peoples, and ideologies”
I became interested in international criminal law and genocide prevention through Facing History and Ourselves’ founder Margot Stern Strom, for whom I interned during my gap year between high school and college. Margot introduced me to the thoughts of Benjamin Ferencz, the only surviving prosecutor of the Nuremberg Trials. As I read through Ben’s articles and books, I internalized his call to action. Margot and Ben’s approach to the world resonated with my heart, my deepest sense of human dignity, and my own moral reasoning as to how we must learn to get along with each other as one human community.
Explore ways to bring World Refugee Day, observed each year on June 20, to the classroom, including new multimedia resources, strategies for understanding key terms and laws, and approaches to sparking reflection and discussion.
Scholars Timothy McCarthy and George Lipsitz discuss the connection between our responsibilities in the world today and two historical periods: the civil rights movement and the Reconstruction era.