Remembering Sir Nicholas Winton and Helping Students Think About Their Own Choices for Participation

Posted by Sarah Shields on July 8, 2015

Sir Nicholas Winton, a British humanitarian who saved more than 650 children through the Kindertransport during World War II, died on July 1, 2015, at the age of 106. Winton always humbly insisted he wasn't a hero; yet his inspiring story illuminates how courage, initiative, and compassion drive people to make a difference.

Read More

Topics: Classrooms, Teaching Strategies, Antisemitism, Choosing to Participate, Students, Teaching, Holocaust, Upstanders, Genocide/Collective Violence, Teachers, Holocaust and Human Behavior, Decision-making, Holocaust Education

Celebrating & Teaching the Life of Nelson Mandela

Posted by Dylan Wray on December 6, 2013

Yesterday we said goodbye to a great teacher.

Read More

Topics: Choosing to Participate, Video, Civil Rights, Decision-making, Restorative Justice

We Are Beacon Academy

Posted by Mervan Osborne on October 3, 2013

 Beacon Academy’s class of 2014 is off to an extraordinary start. The students come from incredibly diverse backgrounds, yet they have quickly developed a remarkable bond. It is obvious that they are joined together by their shared desire for the best education possible.

Read More

Topics: Art, Choosing to Participate, Digital Divide, School Culture, Innovative Classrooms, Media Skills, Decision-making, Beacon Academy, Margot Stern Strom Innovation Grants

Dual Narrative History - We need help over here...

Posted by Richard Hargy on October 2, 2013

Although Northern Ireland is a much more peaceful place to live; the sinister fragments of the Troubles have left a terrible legacy. I despair at the countless number of students leaving school with pitiful knowledge and slanted interpretations of their country’s turbulent past. This problem is exacerbated when you consider that a new generation of children are growing up having their identity narrowly defined by the political and sectarian conditions that festered here during the Troubles.

Read More

Topics: Innovative Classrooms, Decision-making, Northern Ireland, Critical Thinking

To Ford the River or Die of Dysentery?

Posted by Justin Reich on February 19, 2013

Where to put the block? Forge ahead or play it safe and risk losing people to starvation?

Read More

Topics: Antisemitism, Gaming, Decision-making, Critical Thinking, Facing Technology

WELCOME

Welcome to Facing Today, a Facing History blog. Facing History and Ourselves combats racism and antisemitism by using history to teach tolerance in classrooms around the globe.

Subscribe to Email Updates

Recent Posts

Posts by Topic

see all