Our printable “Explainers” introduce key terms and ideas that are essential to understanding today’s news.
While young people have a huge stake in US elections, historically they don’t show up when it comes time to vote. These teaching ideas allow students to explore youth voter turnout trends and how young people are trying to change them.
Presented by Facing History and Ourselves in partnership with the George Washington Institute for Religious Freedom, the Give Bigotry No Sanction project, is anchored in George Washington’s 1790 Letter to the Hebrew Congregation in Newport, Rhode Island—a foundational document of religious tolerance. The project inspires thoughtful conversations about matters of religious freedom in our increasingly diverse society.
Help students reflect on the verdict in Derek Chauvin’s trial while exploring the complicated concepts of justice, accountability, and healing.
In this Teaching Idea, students learn about the power of art as a tool for social change and explore how Black Lives Matter activists are using art in the fight for racial justice.
Use these activities and resources on Japanese American incarceration during World War II to introduce students to this history while exploring questions about American identity, racism, and citizenship.