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.
This Teaching Idea provides students with an opportunity to deepen their understanding of democracy and a framework for making meaning of news stories about the tensions and conflicts in democracies today.
Scholar Beth Van Schaack discusses General Matsui Iwane’s involvement in the Nanjing atrocities.
Facing History's Jewish Education Program worked with teachers and 8th grade students at JCDS, Boston's Jewish Community Day School on their Project Focused Learning Initiative (PFLI) project.
Author Wes Moore discusses society’s obligation to ask why avoidable tragedies happen.
Dr. Victoria Barnett speaks about Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a German pastor who took a stand against the Nazis.
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.