This is part of a Facing History's resources on bullying and ostracism. This details a specific incident from the perspective of several students and teachers and describes the aftermath at a middle school.
This series of lessons is meant as a pre or post-visit activity for teachers and students visiting the Stax Museum of American Soul Music. This series explores several classic soul songs—and their social and historical contexts—during their recording throughout the civil rights movement. The stories of the artists, the music, and the lyrics provide a window into the ways that music can inspire social change.
In their book The Companion to Southern Literature, Joseph Flora and Lucinda MacKethan describe the Southern lady and the younger Southern belle, social types that exuded the traditional characteristics to which many white Southerners expected girls to aspire for much of the twentieth ce
Read a summary of the story The Sunflower, the story of a young man during his time as a concentration camp prisoner. This synopsis is an accompaniment to the lesson Exploring Dimensions of Forgiveness: The Sunflower.
Provide students with context for understanding China’s ongoing persecution of the Uighur Muslims and encourage them to consider the experiences of this religious minority group targeted with discriminatory policies and incarceration.
This section offers profiles and background information on a sampling of key figures from Weimar Germany including Adolf Hitler, Bertha Pappenheim, and Fritz Lang. The group represents a wide spectrum of political and social perspectives.
The four essays in this module, all written by professor Paul Bookbinder, University of Massachusetts, Boston, provide an overview of some of the main themes and issues raised in an exploration of the Weimar Republic.
As criticism and concerns over the arrest warrant has mounted*, others have stepped in to support the ICC’s decisions. Notably, nearly 4 months after the ICC issued the arrest warrant for Bashir, prominent peace activists and African leaders, including Nobel Peace Prize Laureates Wangari Maathai and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, issued a statement which highlights the potential of the ICC to have a positive role in securing peace and justice in Sudan.
The arrest warrant issued on March 4th, 2009 against Sudan’s president, Omar al-Bashir, represents the first time a sitting head of state has been indicted by the International Criminal Court (ICC). A day after the warrant was issued, Bashir reacted by expelling and disbanding aid organizations that provided at least half of the humanitarian assistance received in the Darfur region. This decision, on top of that of the indictment, has attracted international attention, and people from around the world—students, activists, and concerned citizens—closely follow news that comes out of Sudan. Among those interested people is Chris Waluk, a teacher from North Carolina. On March 6, 2009, two days after the ICC issued the arrest warrant for Bashir, he wrote a blog post titled, “Can the ICC Save Darfur?” He worries that the arrest warrant might cause more harm than good.