This Teaching Idea contains strategies and activities for supporting your students in the aftermath of a mass shooting, terrorist attack, or other violent event.
Help students reflect on the verdict in Derek Chauvin’s trial while exploring the complicated concepts of justice, accountability, and healing.
Use this Teaching Idea to inform students about recent episodes of racism and antisemitism in schools across the US, probe their causes and impact, and consider positive ways that communities can respond to hate.
Use these activities and resources on Japanese American incarceration during World War II to introduce students to this history while exploring questions about American identity, racism, and citizenship.
Use this teaching idea to help your students draw connections between the long history of black women’s activism against sexual violence and gender discrimination with the #MeToo movement today. The questions and activities focus on the experiences of Recy Taylor, Rosa Parks, and Essie Favrot.
This Teaching Idea contains suggestions for having conversations with your students in response to Memphis Magazine’s use of a racist caricature of mayoral candidate Tami Sawyer on its cover.
This Teaching Idea invites students to synthesize their learning about the causes of racial injustice in policing and reflect on the implications these causes have on the individual and collective choices we make today.
In this Teaching Idea, students use their head, heart, and conscience to engage with six sources that reflect a range of experiences with policing.
Because new information has emerged that calls into question the occurrence of the alleged attack on Jussie Smollett, we have removed this teaching idea. Regardless of the facts surrounding this particular incident, Facing History affirms the importance of helping students confront and understand the reality of hate crimes and the legacy of the violent past in the United States and around the world.