Celebrate National Poetry Month with these teaching ideas that use poetry to help students grapple with the complexities of identity and inspire them to tell their own stories.
Student author Neha describes how activist and education advocate Malala Yousafzai made her rethink the opportunities in her own community to be an upstander and make a difference. Learn more in this scholarship-winning essay from Facing History's 2017 student essay contest.
The Kurds are the largest ethnic group in the world without a state, and they often play important roles in politics and conflicts in the Middle East. This Teaching Idea helps students answer questions like “Who are the Kurds and why are they divided among so many countries in the Middle East?”
Read a scholarship-winning essay from Facing History's 2017 "Making Choices in Today's World" student essay contest. Student author Charlie details how he drew inspiration from politician Harvey Milk to come out to his peers.
This lesson plan provides historical context and key questions to help teach about Poland's Holocaust law. In 2018 Poland’s president signed a bill into law which makes it illegal to accuse the nation of complicity in crimes committed by Nazi Germany, including the Holocaust.