It’s one thing to talk about trends. It’s another thing to learn about them, to experience them firsthand, and to understand how your own choices and actions can impact what a trend looks like.
Facing History and Ourselves celebrates the addition of the word "upstander" to the Oxford English Dictionary. Students in Facing History classrooms learn about the power of individual choices to shape history and explore how each of us can participate as citizens to create a more humane, just and compassionate world. With the readings and resources collected below, we invite you and your students to discover what it means to be an Upstander.
On November 26, Facing History and Ourselves announced the grand prize winner of the Upstander Contest, an initiative that celebrates those educators, administrators, and school staff who have taught their students the importance of participating in a democratic society.
We spoke with Dory Lerner, Museum Educator at the National Civil Rights Museum and a Facing History volunteer, about the importance of the Memphis Upstanders Mural.
How can we use historical empathy to help them engage with history and process their own roles in the world today?
Journalist Jelani Cobb shares his insight on the present day tensions surrounding race in the US.
A program associate shares the four tips she uses to facilitate difficullt conversations.
Four tips to make new students of all kinds feel welcome.
Forty-one years ago this month, a violent military coup in Chile led by Army Commander-in-Chief Augusto Pinochet overthrew Salvador Allende's democratically-elected government.