Jessica Lander

Jessica Lander, a former Facing History student, is the author of "Driving Backwards" - a nonfiction portrait of small town New Hampshire that profiles the town that inspired "Peyton Place." Jessica is a teacher and writer living in Cambridge, MA, whose work has appeared in The Boston Globe Magazine, The Huffington Post, and the Princeton Alumni Weekly. She writes "Chalk Dust," a blog about her experiences in and out of the classroom.

Recent Posts

In Cambodia, Teaching a Difficult History

Posted by Jessica Lander on July 23, 2014

A woman who was interned in Auschwitz came to speak to our class.

We were in 7th grade and she gathered us around her.

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Topics: Antisemitism, Student Voices, Cambodia, Choosing to Participate, Human Rights, Facing History Together, Holocaust, Genocide/Collective Violence, History


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