We've created lesson plans based on the 2017 Grand Finalists original Innovation Grant proposals. These lesson plans, for teachers by teachers, explore empathy in innovative and classroom-ready ways.
Brookline High School teachers Katy Frost and Katya Babitskaya discuss their classroom project made possible by the Margot Stern Strom Innovation Grants.
Hear how Facing History's premier grant helped one teacher expand her teaching.
Margot Stern Strom, the founder and President Emerita of Facing History and Ourselves, describes growing up in Jim Crow-era Memphis.
This week Facing History announced the recipients of its annual Margot Stern Strom Innovation Awards, which grew out of a teaching award established in 2006 to recognize Facing History-trained educators who are thinking outside-the-box to transform schools and impact student learning.
Meet the 12 recipients of the 2017 Margot Stern Strom Innovation Grants! We received 129 inspiring ideas for how to make "hard empathy" a tangible, concrete experience for young people in the classroom, which made it difficult for us to choose only 12.
We’re challenging you to think about how you can bring “hard empathy” into the classroom. You could be one of 12 educators to receive $2,500 to bring your project to life.
In true teacher fashion right before a big trip with students, I could not sleep. I kept thinking about what I hope my students will get out of this service immersion trip. I truly hope they learn more about themselves, their country, and the struggles those who live on the margins of society face on a daily basis.
Facing History's founder Margot Stern Strom reflects on the impact of Samuel Bak's art and creative work.