Explore South Africa’s tumultuous history from the early interactions between white European settlers and native African tribes to the implementation of apartheid and the long struggle for democracy.
Explore our online resource on the Indian Residential Schools and their long-lasting effects on Canada’s Indigenous Peoples.
The IDP grant gives middle and high school History, Government, Civics, and ELA educators in the greater New York City metro area access to professional development and materials valued at more than $10,000.
Facing the resilience of indigenous traditional education in Canada, Prime Minister Sir John A. Macdonald, who was also Minister of Indian Affairs, commissioned Nicholas Flood Davin, a journalist, lawyer, and politician, to go to Washington, DC, in 1879 to study how the United States tackled the same issue. At the time, the US had developed a policy of aggressive civilization of Native Americans. This policy, writes anthropologist Derek G. Smith, “had been formulated in the post-Civil War period by President Ulysses S. Grant’s administration . . . and was passed into law by Congress in early 1869.”1 The key to this policy was a system of industrial schools where religious instruction and skills training would help the Native Americans catch up with the demands of Western society.
Learn about the teacing units created by three educators using the Literacy Design Collaborative‘s task templates and Facing History content.
Learn more about a three-part webinar series on antisemitism in Canada. These webinars are for educators who are looking to learn strategies for examining antisemitism in Canada's history and tips for discussing difficult topics.
This website presents three lesson plans that are meant to familiarize students with the author Sholem Aleichem (1859–1916) and to supplement and deepen students’ understanding of the transformation of traditional Jewish life in late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century eastern Europe.
As part of the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement, a Truth and Reconciliation Commission was established. Before its work got under way, Prime Minister Stephen Harper issued a public apology on June 11, 2008, on behalf of the Canadian government. The apology is part of the process arranged by the government and the First Nations as parties to the agreement, part of an overall attempt to address the government’s role in the history of the Indian Residential Schools.
Get the 6-week unit created for a 11th/12th grade history elective class using our Holocaust content and Literacy Design Collaborative’s task templates.
Learn more about how Eleanor Roosevelt developed and shared her position on basic human rights.