Examining historical case studies with resources from our partner Facing History and Ourselves helps students think about the cultural and institutional factors necessary for a healthy democracy.
Posts Categorized: Facing History and Ourselves
Facing History’s essay contest prompts students to reflect on civic participation and ethical decision-making by asking them to write about a person or text that has shaped the way they think about what it means to make moral choices. I came to the teaching profession with big ambitions. Like many readers of this blog, I […]
This Sunday and Monday, Join our partner Facing History for Face the Future, a global virtual game about what the future of empathy might look like, and how that impacts our choices today. Read more from Jane McGonigal, world-renowned game designer and Director of Games Research and Development at the Institute for the Future, about why you should care about imagining the future.
To promote digital civic learning opportunities, teams from Educating for Participatory Politics (EPP) participated in a webinar series sharing their experiences in working with educators to develop a framework of the core practices of participatory politics that articulate a new vision for civic education. This work featured two Educator Innovator partners: Youth and Participatory Politics and Facing History and Ourselves.
This election year, Facing History and Ourselves reminds us that young people can make a difference outside the voting booth by standing up and voicing their concerns about the injustices around them.
Just in time for the beginning of the school year, this collection of resources provides community-building classroom activities. From breaking down stereotypes to telling powerful stories, these activities from our friends at Facing History and Ourselves go beyond “breaking the ice” and move towards strengthening classroom community.
What tools would you use to improve democracy in the US? Our partner Facing History and Ourselves uses inspiration from common tools found in toolboxes and shares some images and ideas from their latest seminar to answer this question.
As a teacher, Marcia Chatelain—a Georgetown University professor—knew talking about Ferguson in the classroom last August might be challenging for many educators. As Chatelain explained in The Atlantic, she tweeted teachers—asking them to devote one day to talking about Ferguson in their classrooms. And she prompted them to use the hashtag #FergusonSyllabus to suggest a […]
Facing History and Ourselves, the latest Educator Innovator partner, believes that the lifeblood of democracy is the ability of every rising generation to be active, responsible decision-makers. We believe that inspired teachers and innovative methods are the key to this work. We work with educators around the world and throughout their careers to improve their effectiveness in […]
This post originally appeared on Facing Today, a blog of the international educational non-profit and Educator Innovator collaborator, Facing History and Ourselves, which empowers teachers and students to think critically about history and to understand the impact of their choices. For decades, students, parents, volunteers, and community members have been inspired by their Facing History […]