Learn interdisciplinary teaching strategies to examine the events that brought Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to Memphis in 1968 through a critical lens.
View a series of photographs by Carlos Javier Ortiz. The photos collection, “Too Young to Die”, is a long-term documentary photography project now in its fifth year that seeks to enlighten the public about the effects of youth violence on young victims, their families, and society as a whole.
This Teaching idea prepares students to engage in conversations about policing, bias, and racism by inviting them to co-create class norms and reflect on the emotions and experiences they and their classmates bring.
Use these activities to help students reflect on the themes in Amanda Gorman’s Inauguration Day poem and consider how their unique experiences and voices can help America “forge a union with purpose.”
This Teaching Idea is a guide for teachers to begin conversations with their students about George Floyd’s death and the events that surround it.
This set of Facing History lesson plans helps educators teach the letters exchanged between George Washington and the Hebrew congregation of Newport, RI. These lesson plans feature historical background and activity ideas for exploring the history and themes of the letters, and questions to help guide students through a thoughtful reflection of the events presented in the letters.
Inform students about the rising number of antisemitic incidents in the United States and explore the story of one teacher’s response to an antisemitic incident involving high school students in her community.
This Teaching Idea contains guidance on how to discuss the election with your students and activities to help them process their responses, find accurate information, and consider the impact of the results.