Use the UDHR as a framework to help students understand the progress that has been made since the document's adoption and the areas where we continue to fall short in protecting and promoting human rights today.
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.
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.
Read student Morgan's experience being bullied and how she used her experiences as a catalyst to lobby for a statewide task force to study bullying in Kentucky. Morgan's essay was a scholarship-winning submission for Facing History's 2017 "Making Choices in Today's World" student essay contest.
Shreya draws inspiration from three influential figures in STEM: Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, and Mary Jackson who experienced racism and sexism while working as mathematicians at NASA's Langley Laboratory in the early 1960s.