In a recent interview, Facing History alumna Amal Altareb spoke about the impact of Facing History on her development as a Yemeni-American student activist and aspiring policymaker.
2016 Student Contest Winner Cicada Scott shares more about what it's like to be a non-binary gender teenager in this Q & A.
Two Facing History teachers show their students the importance of preserving memory with a project funded by a Margot Stern Strom Innovation Grant.
Read how Facing History's professional development helped one teacher go beyond curriculum and lesson plans to have raw and relevant conversations with her students.
In the classroom, the elements of storytelling can transform otherwise disconnected ideas into a compelling narrative.
As a teacher, I am constantly thinking of new ways to engage my students.
Before I started teaching my students a unit about the Holocaust this year, I thought a lot about how I could get them to think, process, and reflect meaningfully and critically about this history, and also inspire them to act in a manner that influences the world for good.
It’s a tumultuous time in the world—and that complexity will likely remain for years to come. How do you take on the task of explaining these issues? In what way should you tackle current events in the classroom? How do you convey thorny global concepts while respecting diverse points of view and making students feel inspired?
How educators can navigate their own personal feelings while creating safe space for students to share in the midst of recent violent events.
As educators in the U.K., Victoria Mole and her colleagues, Jenna Adcock, and Katie Duce, wanted to teach their students more diverse and broad histories, such as the Nanjing Massacre in 1937. It’s an often-overlooked period of World War II when the Imperial Japanese Army forces brutally murdered hundreds of thousands of people–including both soldiers and civilians in the city of Nanjing, China.
LGBTQ Pride Month every June is an opportunity to explore and amplify the stories of LGBTQ people past and present. But even during Pride Month, we seldom hear stories of LGBTQ people of color. Bayard Rustin was the openly gay African American civil rights activist who served as the chief organizer of the historic March on Washington.
Being culturally responsive and sensitive is critical to a teacher's ability to build relationships with minority students.