Revised in 2018, this one-week curriculum introduces students to the history of the Holocaust and the choices of individuals, groups, and nations that contributed to genocide.
We recognize that addressing the recent violence in Israel and Gaza will require careful preparation by both educators and students.
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.
Read a letter from San Francisco Bay Area Director, Elaine Guarnieri-Nunn ahead of the 2016-17 new school year.