Facing History has a deep commitment to teachers and students in underserved urban areas, which represent over 60% of our work in schools. The problems and issues confronting urban schools are typically manifestations of larger societal problems related to social inequality, racism, and the deterioration of resource-deprived urban areas across the world.
By providing research-supported content and pedagogy that engages teachers and students and stimulates them to learn at the highest levels, Facing History works to bridge the opportunity gap that impedes success for young people in under-resourced communities.
Civic Learning Lab Videos
In 2012, with support from the Rita Allen Foundation, Facing History launched an Urban Civic Learning Lab in Memphis to continue to evaluate and communicate our extensive work in urban education. As part of this work, last November we brought together 400 key scholars, teachers, administrators, students, and reformers to discuss the challenges facing urban schools and share solutions at “Engaging Education,” a full-day conference in Memphis. Some of the highlights from this work are featured in the short videos below.