Facing History And Ourselves
View a conversation with Olympic gold medalist and renowned activist, Dr. Tommie Smith, as he and others draw a throughline from historical sports activism to modern day protests, and ask what we can all learn from the athlete activists who choose to take a stand.
Actived: Thursday Mar 4, 2021
Facing History and Ourselves
Posted: (0 seconds ago) Facing History convenes community members for meaningful dialogue about today’s most profound and challenging issues. Speakers and topics address what it means to be a citizen in a democratic society and inspire positive change in the world.
Topics | Facing History and Ourselves
Posted: (0 seconds ago) Facing History creates resources to empower teachers and students to think critically about pivotal moments in history. Here are the topics areas of our educator resources. View our Current Events collection for strategies and teaching ideas to connect current events to your curriculum. Go To Current Events
About Us | Facing History and Ourselves
Posted: (0 seconds ago) Facing History helps students connect choices made in the past to those they will confront in their own lives. Our resources address racism, antisemitism, and prejudice at pivotal moments in history. Below is a sample of our core case studies; we also have resources that explore the Armenian Genocide, the Civil Rights Movement and race in America.
Race in US History | Facing History and Ourselves
Posted: (0 seconds ago) The history of race in America encompasses questions of freedom, justice, equality, and citizenship. Explore topics including the Reconstruction era, the once-influential theories of eugenics, the modern Civil Rights Movement, and current struggles over racial equity.
Lesson: A Contested History | Facing History
Posted: (0 seconds ago) Reflect and Discuss. The video A Contested History introduces students to the way the Reconstruction era has been remembered throughout the past 150 years. The battle over the memory of Reconstruction has in many ways mirrored the political, social, and economic struggles of each subsequent era of American history.
The History Problem | Facing History and Ourselves
Posted: (0 seconds ago) In some nations, history education can fuel extreme nationalism, incite violence and serve as a vehicle to spread propaganda. In other places, rethinking the way that history is taught is seen as an essential step to address past injustices.
Facing History Approach: The Reconstruction Era | Facing ...
Posted: (0 seconds ago) At the heart of Facing History's project on the Reconstruction era is our belief that the lifeblood of democracy is the ability of every rising generation to be active, responsible decision-makers. This website features a video series with accompanying lessons and primary source documents that will help students to ask essential questions about the nature of democracy as they study the history ...
Where We Work | Facing History and Ourselves
Posted: (0 seconds ago) Facing History’s 10 offices include Chicago, Cleveland, Denver, London, Los Angeles, Memphis, New England, New York, Toronto, and San Francisco. Our online resources help us reach far beyond, with audiences in over 150 countries. Additional educational partnerships around the world, including Northern Ireland, Israel, South Africa, and China--and growing.
Lesson: LGBTQ History and Why It Matters | Facing History
Posted: (0 seconds ago) While many students have heard about some events in LGBTQ history (such as the Stonewall Riots or the activism, political career, and assassination of Harvey Milk in San Francisco), many significant people and events in the history of the LGBTQ rights movement are often underrepresented in textbooks and K-12 curricula.
Confronting Apartheid | Facing History and Ourselves
Posted: (0 seconds ago) This resource explores critical moments in South Africa's history, including the period prior to European colonization, the period of colonization, the development of policies based on racial segregation, and the development of the apartheid state.
What History Textbooks Leave Out | Facing History and ...
Posted: (0 seconds ago) The teaching of Japan’s war history, specifically the story of the Nanjing Atrocities and the institution of military sexual slavery during World War II, continues to be a source of controversy within Japan and between Japan and nations it occupied during the war. In 2013 BBC reporter Oi Mariko reflected upon her own childhood education in Japan in the article “What Japanese History ...
Timeline of Events in Japan | Facing History and Ourselves
Posted: (0 seconds ago) Great Kantō Earthquake - deadliest in Japan’s history. Cities such as Tokyo re-designed after being leveled. 1924 Johnson-Reed Immigration Act signed barring all Japanese entrance to the United States. 1925 Universal male suffrage instituted. The electorate increases fivefold.
Hitler's Rise to Power: 1918-1933 | Facing History and ...
Posted: (0 seconds ago) And it's one of the great mistakes in all of history. Related Content. Video . Holocaust . Hitler's Rise to Power: 1933-1934. Scholars Timothy Ryback, Wendy Lower, Jonathan Petropoulos, Michael Berenbaum, and Peter Hayes discuss Adolf Hitler’s final steps in securing total power in Germany.
Writing History's Next Chapter | Facing History and Ourselves
Posted: (0 seconds ago) The Reconstruction era was a pivotal moment in American history. Civil rights were set in motion as Americans grappled to rebuild after the division and trauma of the Civil War, raising essential questions about freedom and democracy.
Get Involved | Facing History and Ourselves
Posted: (0 seconds ago) Facing History has long championed the idea (and definition) of the Upstander. We know that the heroes we need today don't need superpowers, they need to speak up in the face of injustice. Use this video to introduce us to your friends, family, and neighbors and see if they agree with our definition.
We and They | Facing History and Ourselves
Posted: (0 seconds ago) Lead your middle and high school students through a thorough examination of the history of the Holocaust. Over the course of the unit, students will learn to: Craft an argumentative essay; Explore primary sources, videos, and readings that lead them through an in-depth study of the Holocaust
Upcoming Webinars | Facing History and Ourselves
Posted: (0 seconds ago) Our webinars are free and last 60 minutes, providing a great way to try us out and get introduced to a theme, practice, or particular historical moment. Sign up for an upcoming webinar today to get introduced to new content and teaching strategies, and to engage with other educators and Facing History staff.
Genocide Denied | Facing History and Ourselves
Posted: (0 seconds ago) Denial of genocide strives to reshape history in order to demonize victims and rehabilitate the perpetrators. Denial of genocide is the final stage of genocide. It is what Elie Wiesel has called a “double killing.” Denial murders the dignity of survivors and seeks to destroy remembrance of the crime.
Our Impact | Facing History and Ourselves
Posted: (0 seconds ago) Facing History’s content and methods have been proven to significantly increase engagement, empathy, critical thinking skills, and civic responsibility among young people. Our approach is evidence-based: forty years of studies demonstrate how we impact students, teachers, and whole schools.