President and CEO of Facing History asks, "How do we encourage the next generation to build a world shaped by caring and knowledge, rather than prejudice and bigotry?"
While young people have a huge stake in US elections, historically they don’t show up when it comes time to vote. These teaching ideas allow students to explore youth voter turnout trends and how young people are trying to change them.
Roger Brooks, CEO and President of Facing History and Ourselves, grieves for Charleston, SC and reminds us that communities can heal from hate crimes.
As students take action after Florida's school shooting, introduce a framework for civic participation in your classroom. Facing History has also created suggested discussion questions to help you have the difficult conversations that follow traumatic violent events. Use these questions as a starting point to spark a dialogue around the ways youth can get involved, be Upstanders, and make their voices heard in their own communities.
Use these activities and resources on Japanese American incarceration during World War II to introduce students to this history while exploring questions about American identity, racism, and citizenship.