Teach students about Representative Shirley Chisholm’s groundbreaking career and connect her story to today’s 116th Congress—the most diverse federal legislative body in US history.
Learn how Memphis high school students were inspired by a class research project to create the action group Students Uniting Memphis and bring the community together commemorate the 1917 murder of lynching victim of Ell Persons.
Read student Morgan's experience being bullied and how she used her experiences as a catalyst to lobby for a statewide task force to study bullying in Kentucky. Morgan's essay was a scholarship-winning submission for Facing History's 2017 "Making Choices in Today's World" student essay contest.
Shreya draws inspiration from three influential figures in STEM: Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, and Mary Jackson who experienced racism and sexism while working as mathematicians at NASA's Langley Laboratory in the early 1960s.
The mass shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue capped off a week of hate crimes and political violence in the United States. These teaching ideas help teachers and students process the events and reflect on what they mean for them and their communities.