The violence, hatred, and bigotry we see making headlines every day leaves us all with questions. Facing History can help you address these questions with your students through tools, resources, and strategies linking history to events unfolding in the world around us.
Conversations that arise in response to the anniversary of the events in Charlottesville will present teachable moments to help students master content and deepen their critical thinking skills.
For this to happen, 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. The resources below provide strategies, tips, and content to help you:
- Organize your classroom space for safety
- Prepare your students for difficult conversations
- Provide context about the history of Nazi Germany and its ideology
- Provide historical context on the legacy of slavery, the Civil War, and Reconstruction in the U.S.