Why Facing History and Ourselves

Every day, reports of incidents of bigotry and hatred across the globe show us how fragile democracy can be.

Through rigorous historical analysis combined with the study of human behavior, Facing History’s approach heightens students’ understanding of racism, religious intolerance, and prejudice; increases students’ ability to relate history to their own lives; and promotes greater understanding of their roles and responsibilities in a democracy.

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Facing History teachers touch the lives of millions of students, helping them achieve academically and engage around difficult topics.

Facing History schools promote compassion, justice, respect, and understanding.

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