Our Resources

Learn more about Facing History’s pedagogical approach and access our resources and professional development opportunities for teachers.

By integrating the study of history, literature, and human behaviour with ethical decision-making and innovative teaching strategies, our work enables teachers to promote students’ historical understanding, critical thinking, and social-emotional learning. As students explore the complexities of history, and make connections to current events, they reflect on the choices they confront today and consider how they can make a difference. 

Facing History's Approach

Our unique approach combining pedagogy, classroom resources, professional development and ongoing support equips teachers with the tools and strategies they need to help students become thoughtful, responsible citizens.

On-Demand Learning Resources

For additional on-demand learning resources, visit the On-Demand Learning Center on our global site.

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Civil Rights Movement
Memory and Memorials

Black History Month: Reflecting on the Narrative of Black British History

Reflect on how you engage with Black History Month as an educator and get ideas on what to teach.

1:02:02
On-Demand Webinar

An Introduction to Facing History's Approach to Teaching 'An Inspector Calls'

Learn about our Teaching An Inspector Calls Unit, which provides all of the resources and strategies for you to deliver this titan of texts in an academically rigorous, thought-provoking, and compassionate way.

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On-Demand Webinar
Holocaust

Teaching the Holocaust and Human Behaviour in the Classroom

Explore our classroom-ready resources and teaching strategies to enable you to best support students in studying the Holocaust.

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On-Demand Webinar
Holocaust
Memory and Memorials

Holocaust Memorial Day in the Classroom

This webinar provides ideas, inspiration, and resources to mark Holocaust Memorial Day.

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Upcoming Events

Ongoing
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    Choices in Little Rock
    Online
    Self-paced Workshop

    Choices in Little Rock: An Approach to Teaching the Civil Rights Movement

    This self-paced online workshop will introduce you to the Choices in Little Rock unit and help prepare you to teach this unit in your classroom. 

    Online
  • 1
    Teaching Red Scarf Girl
    Online
    Self-paced Workshop

    Teaching Red Scarf Girl

    This interactive self-paced workshop helps teachers develop a customized plan for teaching Red Scarf Girl informed by Facing History’s approach.

    Online
  • 1
    Getting Started with Holocaust and Human Behavior
    Online
    Self-paced Workshop

    Getting Started with Holocaust and Human Behavior

    This interactive self-paced workshop will support you in teaching a short unit of study of Holocaust and Human Behavior.

    Online
2020

October

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    Whose Vote Counts
    Online
    Community Event


    Thursday, October 29

    8:00-9:00 PM ET
    7:00-8:00 PM CT
    6:00-7:00 PM MT
    5:00-6:00 PM PT
    2:00-3:00 PM HT
     

    Produced in partnership with FRONTLINE PBS.
    This event will be streamed on YouTube Live. Please contact our Special Events team with any questions. 

    Facing History Now: Conversations on Equity & Justice - Whose Vote Counts

    Join Facing History and FRONTLINE PBS for a panel discussion about the FRONTLINE PBS film Whose Vote Counts, which explores access to voting — an issue critical to the 2020 election.

    YouTube Live
    October 29, 2020
    8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

November

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    Reflecting on How We Teach History
    United Kingdom
    Webinar

    Remembering Our Past: Reflecting on How We Teach History

    Explore how we can engage with our history, reflecting on how and who we choose to remember, and how we can make the lessons of history feel relevant today.

    This event is aimed at teachers in the UK.

    Online
    November 10, 2020
    4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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    After the Election: What's Next for US Democracy?
    Online
    Webinar

    Thursday, November 12, 2020

    7:00-8:00 PM ET
    6:00-7:00 PM CT
    5:00-6:00 PM MT
    4:00-5:00 PM PT

    Captioning will be available during this webinar. If this time doesn’t work for your schedule, be sure to register and we’ll notify you once the recording is available on our On-Demand Learning Center.

    After the Election: What's Next for US Democracy?

    With Nicholas Kristof, Martha Minow, and Randall Kennedy

    Join Facing History and Ourselves and the New York Times Learning Network for a lively community conversation where we will examine what's next for US democracy, the role of teachers and education, and the future of youth civic participation.

    Online
    November 12, 2020
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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    A Conversation with Dr. Eve L. Ewing
    Online
    Webinar

     

    Thursday, November 19

    7:00-8:00 PM ET
    6:00-7:00 PM CT
    5:00-6:00 PM MT
    4:00-5:00 PM PT

    Captioning will be available during this webinar. If this time doesn’t work for your schedule, be sure to register and we’ll notify you once the recording is available on our On-Demand Learning Center.

    Confronting Chicago’s History of Racial Violence: A Conversation with Dr. Eve L. Ewing

    Join us for a conversation with writer, sociologist, poet, and professor Dr. Eve L. Ewing where we will discuss the history explored in Facing History and Ourselves’ upcoming new unit The Red Summer in Chicago which sheds light on a defining moment in Chicago’s history: a week-long episode of racial violence in 1919 that would claim the lives of thirty-eight people.
    Online
    November 19, 2020
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
2021

January

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    Holocaust and Human Behavior
    Online
    Online Course

    Holocaust and Human Behavior

    In today’s world, questions of how to best build and maintain democratic societies that are pluralistic, open, and resilient to violence are more relevant than ever. Studying the Holocaust using Facing History’s approach allows students to wrestle with profound moral questions raised by this history and fosters their skills in ethical reasoning, critical thinking, empathy, and civic engagement—all of which are critical for sustaining democracy. This course features Holocaust and Human Behavior and is intended for educators.
    January 28, 2021 - March 10, 2021
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    Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird
    Online
    Online Course

    A New Approach to Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird

    This course introduces educators to Teaching Mockingbird, which incorporates civic education, ethical reflection, and historical context into a literary exploration of Harper Lee's beloved novel.
    January 28, 2021 - March 10, 2021
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    Teaching the Reconstruction Era
    Online
    Online Course

    A New Approach to Teaching the Reconstruction Era

    This online course explores the Reconstruction era in the United States and the construction of American identity.
    January 28, 2021 - March 10, 2021

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Backed by over 140 research studies worldwide, our approach is teacher-tested, meets national and GCSE curricula and is responsive to the changing and challenging educational landscape.

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