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Facing History and Ourselves celebrates the addition of the word "upstander" to the Oxford English Dictionary. Students in Facing History classrooms learn about the power of individual choices to shape history and explore how each of us can participate as citizens to create a more humane, just and compassionate world. With the readings and resources collected below, we invite you and your students to discover what it means to be an Upstander.
On November 26, Facing History and Ourselves announced the grand prize winner of the Upstander Contest, an initiative that celebrates those educators, administrators, and school staff who have taught their students the importance of participating in a democratic society.
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Interpreting the Works of Samuel Bak: Self-Portrait
contributor: Professor Lawrence Langer
This set of powerful documentaries, films, and series make great companions to popular Facing History resources. Free access with a Facing History account. Log in required.
We have developed 7 lessons that accompany each of the videos in our series on the Reconstruction era. These lessons provide educators with a framework for introducing the historical background and responding to the questions raised in the central video of the lesson. Educators will find the video within each lesson, along with suggestions for applicable teaching strategies and a curated selection of primary source materials that can be used as handouts in a classroom.
The following collection of video clips explore the role of parents, educators and administrators, and how schools might be better prepared both proactively and reactively regarding incidents of bullying and ostracism.