Here's Why You Should Address the #MeToo Movement with Your Students

Posted by Stacey Perlman on March 2, 2018

As the 90th Oscars ceremony premieres this Sunday evening, the #MeToo movement will be present yet again, with the recent scandal breaking around host, Ryan Seacrest. But there's a long history of women's activism, especially black women's activism, that has been simmering slowly and steadily. Like the legacy of Recy Taylor, who died in December of last year at the age of 98. Taylor’s determination to seek justice for her rapists in Jim Crow-era Alabama set the stage for the Civil Rights Movement and in many ways, today’s modern #MeToo movement.

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Today’s News, Tomorrow’s History: The Future for Teachers with DACA

Posted by Monica Brady-Myerov on March 1, 2018

Today’s News, Tomorrow’s History is an ongoing series with Listenwise. This series connects Facing History’s themes with today’s current events using public radio to guide and facilitate discussions around the social issues of our time. We will take a look at the story of a teacher with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.

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After Parkland, This Play by Two Teachers is More Relevant than Ever

Posted by Stacey Perlman on February 26, 2018

Understanding violence is a difficult task, especially for students. Whether it’s mass violence in history or the violence of today—like the recent mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida where 17 people were murdered by a former student. Both adults and young people are left to grapple with why these events happen and how to process them.

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Today’s News, Tomorrow’s History: Protesting the Chinese National Anthem in Hong Kong

Posted by Monica Brady-Myerov on January 31, 2018

Today’s News, Tomorrow’s History is an ongoing series with Listenwise. This series connects Facing History’s themes with today’s current events using public radio to guide and facilitate discussions around the social issues of our time. We will take a look at the protests over the Chinese National Anthem in Hong Kong.

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Today’s News, Tomorrow’s History: The Rohingya Crisis in Myanmar

Posted by Monica Brady-Myerov on December 27, 2017

Today’s News, Tomorrow’s History is an ongoing series with Listenwise. This series connects Facing History’s themes with today’s current events using public radio to guide and facilitate discussions around the social issues of our time. We will take a look at the violence in Burma, or Myanmar, that has made the Rohingya leave their country.

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Today’s News, Tomorrow’s History: What Do the National Anthem Protests Mean?

Posted by Monica Brady-Myerov on October 26, 2017

Today’s News, Tomorrow’s History is an ongoing series with Listenwise. This series connects Facing History’s themes with today’s current events using public radio to guide and facilitate discussions around the social issues of our time. We will take a look at protests against racial injustice and the reaction from many points of view.

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Help Your Students Reflect on the Tragic Las Vegas Shooting

Posted by Dan Sigward on October 2, 2017

We awoke this morning to learn of another horrific act of violence. Students and teachers arrived at school as news was breaking about the attack by a gunman on an outdoor concert in Las Vegas on Sunday evening. We mourn the victims and we are filled with sadness for those who have lost friends and loved ones.

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Today’s News, Tomorrow’s History: Should Non-citizens Be Allowed to Vote in Local Elections?

Posted by Monica Brady-Myerov on September 28, 2017

Today’s News, Tomorrow’s History is an ongoing series with Listenwise. This series connects Facing History’s themes with today’s current events using public radio to guide and facilitate discussions around the social issues of our time. We will take a look at voting requirements in local elections and the proposal in Maryland to allow non-citizens to vote.

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Today’s News, Tomorrow’s History: Refugee Children Found a Home in Dallas

Posted by Monica Brady-Myerov on August 31, 2017

Today’s News, Tomorrow’s History is an ongoing series with Listenwise. This series connects Facing History’s themes with today’s current events using public radio to guide and facilitate discussions around the social issues of our time. We will take a look at a family in Dallas who has opened their home to refugees.

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Charlottesville Roundup: Lessons to Use in Your Classroom Today

Posted by Facing History and Ourselves on August 29, 2017

In response to the recent events in Charlottesville, Facing History and Ourselves, Teaching Tolerance, the Anti-Defamation League, the American Federation of Teachers, and EduColor teamed up to support educators as they return to the classroom.

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