Address today's global challenges with lesson plans focused on current events including the refugee crisis and contemporary antisemitism.
In the second step of the Facing History Scope and Sequence, students examine the ways that humans so often create “in” groups and “out” groups and the consequences of creating those groups. Who are “we”? Who are “they”? The answers to these questions can have profound consequences, because they define who belongs and who does not.
The resources on this page examine this behavior and explore how and why important ideas about human similarities and differences—such as race, religion, and nation—have greatly influenced the way many societies have defined their membership in the past several centuries.
Help students become informed and effective civic participants in today's digital landscape. This unit is designed to develop students' critical thinking, news literacy, civic engagement, and social-emotional skills and competencies.
Students establish a safe space for holding sensitive conversations, before introducing the events surrounding Ferguson, by acknowledging people's complicated feelings about race and creating a classroom contract.