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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Topics: Today's News Tomorrow's History, current events, Listenwise

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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Topics: current events

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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Topics: Today's News Tomorrow's History, current events, Listenwise

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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Topics: Today's News Tomorrow's History, current events, Listenwise

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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Topics: current events

How to Foster Humanity as Teachers in the Wake of Charlottesville

Posted by Daniel Braunfeld on August 16, 2017

It was the voice of Derek Weimer, a history teacher, that truly made me reflect on my role as a professional educator in the wake of what happened in Charlottesville, Virginia. Weimer is a former history teacher for James Alex Fields, Jr., the accused domestic terrorist who allegedly drove a car into a crowd of counter-protesters at a white supremacist rally in the city over the weekend, killing one person.   

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Topics: current events

Today’s News, Tomorrow’s History: Fluency in Second Language Recognized

Posted by Monica Brady-Myerov on June 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 the recognition given to students fluent in a second language as they graduate from high school.

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Topics: Today's News Tomorrow's History, current events, Listenwise

Today's News, Tomorrow's History: France's Presidential Election

Posted by Monica Brady-Myerov on May 30, 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 recent presidential elections in France.

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Topics: Today's News Tomorrow's History, current events, Listenwise

Today's News, Tomorrow's History: Syrian Refugees in Jordan

Posted by Monica Brady-Myerov on April 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 Syrian refugees who have settled in the neighboring country of Jordan.

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Topics: Today's News Tomorrow's History, current events, Listenwise

Facing History Announces New Campaign to Ask "What Makes Democracy Work?"

Posted by Laura Tavares on April 13, 2017

We have all seen, heard, and even felt a heightened sense of division in many communities around the world. Elections in 2016 and 2017—in England, the United States, France and Germany—have both revealed and exacerbated deep tensions in these societies. Never before has it been more important to truly understand the fundamentals of democracy. That’s why Facing History and Ourselves is launching a new campaign inviting educators, students, and community members to ask, "What makes democracy work?" 

Over the next eight weeks, we’ll be exploring this question with the help of historians, legal and political scholars, and voices from literature and history—and, we hope, with you. Look for weekly blog posts and teaching resources on our new page, Democracy and Us, and join us on social media with the hashtag #DemocracyAndUs to share your ideas, stories, and classroom experiences. This week, we consider why it's important to ask fundamental questions about democracy in our societies today.

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Topics: Democracy, Facing History Resources, current events, In the news, Lesson Plan

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