United States Commodore Matthew Perry’s “black ships’ arrive in Edo Bay.
Read a winning essay from Facing History's 2017, "Making Choices in Today's World" about student author Sam's experience coming out as transgender to family members. Sam draws connections to the famous novel To Kill A Mockingbird.
King John of England is forced to sign the Magna Carta by members of the English aristocracy. Although intended for the nobility, the document forced the king to respect certain rights of his subjects and imposed legal limits on his power.
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.
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.