1. What is the benefit of reviewing multiple sources, written from different perspectives, about the same topic? What are the consequences when we limit ourselves to only one version of events?
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Learn more about a three-part webinar series on antisemitism in Canada. These webinars are for educators who are looking to learn strategies for examining antisemitism in Canada's history and tips for discussing difficult topics.
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Facing History's teachers and students have benefited enormously from the leadership of Richard and Susan Smith and the Richard and Susan Smith Family Foundation. The family's visionary grant for the revision and publication of the 2016 edition of Holocaust and Human Behavior was a major five year investment in the organization's future.
Dennis Barr is the Director of Program Evaluation at Facing History and Ourselves, as well as a psychologist. He is a Lecturer of Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He was the principal investigator for the Carnegie Corporation of New York-funded research entitled, Intergroup relations among youth: a study of the impact and processes of Facing History and Ourselves. The Ostracism Case Study emerged from this project. Barr has published articles based on his research on social and ethical development and risk taking behavior in adolescents.
Trevor Gardner of Oakland’s Envision Academy of Arts & Technology and Eran DeSilva of San Jose’s Notre Dame High School are working together with Facing History Senior Program Associate Milton Reynolds to bring student leadership groups to the seven San Francisco-area schools in Facing History’s Innovative Schools Network (ISN). They hope to nurture independent leadership groups in each of the innovative schools around San Francisco and to explore ways to convene them periodically for shared learning and collective action.
Since 1976, Facing History and Ourselves has empowered students to make a difference by connecting lessons from history to the moral choices they face today.
Facing History’s program provides districts with flexible, scalable professional development and curricular implementation strategy. We work with districts large and small to develop a work plan that gets you results—in improved student engagement and achievement, teacher effectiveness, and school climate. (Visit our Outcomes section to review our evidence base.)