Discover how societies throughout history have defined membership based on ideas about human similarities and differences, such as race, religion, and nation.
George Floyd's brutal death at the hands of police, the sorrow and outrage of protesters in Minneapolis, and presidential tweets that escalate threats of further violence—all set against the backdrop of an ongoing pandemic which disproportionately impacts communities of color. These events underscore how the legacy of slaveholding has passed to many in our society—including, lethally, law enforcement—who too frequently display indifference and disregard for black lives and black dignity. We commit to using the lessons of history to challenge teachers and their students to stand up to bigotry and hate and we ask you to join us.
Roger Brooks, CEO and President of Facing History and Ourselves, grieves for Charleston, SC and reminds us that communities can heal from hate crimes.
With help from a Margot Stern Strom Innovation Grant, a teacher turns a dream into reality.
This collection of teaching resources will help you lay a foundation of community and care as schools return this fall, whether in a remote, in-person, or hybrid format.