Julia Rappaport

Julia is Managing Editor of Communications and Social Media at Facing History. She loves young adult fiction, ice cream, and is a practicing yoga teacher.

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Inspiring Student Voices Reflect on an Interfaith Exchange

Posted by Julia Rappaport on June 11, 2015

This week, Facing History's Learn + Teach + Share blog featured a series of blog posts from the students and teachers involved in an exchange between two Los Angeles middle schools: Sinai Akiba Academy, a Jewish day school, and New Horizon School, a Muslim day school. 

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Topics: Classrooms, Student Voices, Students, Religious Tolerance, Teachers, Los Angeles, Jewish Education Program

4 Questions for Facing History CEO: Looking Back at First 100 Days in Office

Posted by Julia Rappaport on May 19, 2015

In December, 2014, Roger Brooks joined Facing History as CEO and President. This month, as Roger marked 100 days in his new role, we chatted with him about what he's learned about the organization in his first four months.

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Topics: Roger Brooks, Facing History and Ourselves

14 Teachers Making a Difference Today

Posted by Julia Rappaport on May 12, 2015

Facing History is pleased to introduce the 2015 winners of our annual Margot Stern Strom Innovation Grants! The winning projects all focus on collaborative learning, and were selected for their potential to inspire students to make a difference.

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Topics: Choosing to Participate, Safe Schools, Teaching, Teachers, Margot Stern Strom Innovation Grants

5 Questions for Pulitzer-Winner Sonia Nazario

Posted by Julia Rappaport on May 5, 2015

On May 12, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Sonia Nazario will join Facing History in Berkeley, California for a Community Conversation—one in a series of public talks held across the country in partnership with The Allstate Foundation.

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Topics: Webinar, Books, Events, Immigration, Facing History Together

How Can History of Lynching Help Us Understand Issues of Race and Justice in “To Kill a Mockingbird”?

Posted by Julia Rappaport on April 2, 2015

In a blog post up now on the New York Times Learning Network, Facing History and Ourselves Senior Program Associate Laura Tavares pairs an article about the recent report documenting the history of racial lynching in America with an excerpt of To Kill a Mockingbird

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Topics: To Kill a Mockingbird, Professional Development, Facing History Resources, Teaching, Race and Membership, Teaching Resources, History

Four Resources to Teach About Genocide Awareness and Prevention

Posted by Julia Rappaport on March 30, 2015

In several areas of the United States, April is recognized as Genocide Awareness and Prevention Month.
Here are four classroom resources you can use in April, or any time of year, to introduce your students to specific moments in world history while encouraging them to consider the behaviors—such as prejudice, stereotyping, and conformity—that contribute to the proliferation of violence today.
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Topics: Art, Books, Professional Development, Armenian Genocide, Facing History Resources, Holocaust, Genocide/Collective Violence, Teaching Resources, Video, History

Five Facing History Resources That Use Poetry to Build Skills

Posted by Julia Rappaport on March 20, 2015

April is National Poetry Month in the United States. By writing, reading, and analyzing poetry, students can study important lessons from history and explore topics of religion, culture, community, and identity. Get ready with five resources that use poetry to build reading and writing skills and encourage student voice.
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Topics: Classrooms, Books, English Language Arts, Poetry, Writing, Students, Facing History Resources, Holocaust, Memoir, Teaching Resources, Survivor Testimony

Talking About Injustice: Watch Bryan Stevenson Live This Week

Posted by Julia Rappaport on March 16, 2015

We're thrilled to partner with The Allstate Foundation to host Bryan Stevenson, founder and Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative, for two events this week as part of our national Community Conversation series. And we are excited to bring these events to audiences all over the world! Read on for two ways you can tune in:

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Topics: Choosing to Participate, Events, Facing History Together, Facing History and Ourselves, Civil Rights

How Can Understanding History Nurture Civic Participation?

Posted by Julia Rappaport on March 12, 2015

As we prepare to spend tomorrow thinking about ways to nurture civic participation in young people, we wanted to republish a great story about two Facing History students whose study of history and the choices people make inspired them to petition the Oxford English Dictionary to add the word upstander to its pages.
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Topics: Student Voices, Choosing to Participate, Events, Students, Facing History Together, Upstanders, Day of Learning

Four Resources for Women's History Month

Posted by Julia Rappaport on March 4, 2015

March is Women's History Month in the United States and United Kingdom—Canada celebrates in October—while International Women's Day is celebrated globally on March 8. Introduce your students to everyday women, female politicians, and upstanders big and small who have made contributions to world history with these four resources.

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Topics: Classrooms, Civil Rights Movement, Professional Development, Teaching Strategies, Facing History Resources, Holocaust, Memoir, Teaching Resources, Video, History

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