Read a winning essay from Facing History's 2017 "Making Choices in Today's World" by student author Kaitlin. Kaitlin highlights her grandmother's experiences and choices during and after her time in a Japanese American internment camp.
Read Cicada's scholarship-winning essay from Facing History's 2017 "Making Choices in Today's World" student essay contest. Cicada explores themes of gender and exclusion in their own life and To Kill a Mockingbird.
Read a scholarship winning essay from our 2017 "Making Choices in Today's World" student essay contest. Student author Ewurakua shares her family's personal experiences with racism and discrimination in their own community and draws connections to the novel To kill a Mockingbird.
For educators in international schools, like Humanities teacher Ann Whiting, online courses provide an opportunity to discover new publications, teaching methods, and other educators. Read her story.
In the aftermath of a divisive United States presidential election and ongoing issues related to race, justice, and policing, educators are rightly concerned about the lessons that today’s middle and high school students might be absorbing.
Educators have an essential role to play in creating classrooms where students learn to listen respectfully to different opinions and experiences, try out ideas and positions, and give—and get—constructive feedback without fear or intimidation.