Learn about how to approach the history you learn with a critical and thoughtful eye, and why representation and inclusion matter, specifically in the context of Black History Month.
Because new information has emerged that calls into question the occurrence of the alleged attack on Jussie Smollett, we have removed this teaching idea. Regardless of the facts surrounding this particular incident, Facing History affirms the importance of helping students confront and understand the reality of hate crimes and the legacy of the violent past in the United States and around the world.
Provide students with historical context for understanding the protests against the Thirty Meter Telescope on Maunakea and help them explore the reasons why many Native Hawaiians oppose its construction.
The letter exchange between George Washington and the Hebrew congregation of Newport was not the only landmark event in the early history of America that dealt with issues of religious freedom and identity. Seixas’ letter and Washington’s subsequent response exist within a timeline of many other events during which the newly formed country faced those issues. Continue reading below for information about some of those events.
Lessons and resources help you explore the black sanitation workers’ strike and other events that brought Dr. King to Memphis in the spring of 1968. This lesson is part of our partnership with the National Civil Rights Museum's MLK50 initiative.
Learn how Memphis high school students were inspired by a class research project to create the action group Students Uniting Memphis and bring the community together commemorate the 1917 murder of lynching victim of Ell Persons.
Resources to help educators manage the difficult conversations around the bigotry and hatred demonstrated by white supremacists and neo-Nazis in Charlottesville, VA.