Facing History Goes to SXSWedu!

Posted by Valerie Linson on March 16, 2017

“Education is the civil rights issue of our time!” proclaimed Christopher Emdin in the opening keynote to the 2017 SXSWedu Conference and Expo in Austin, Texas. “We can’t really call ourselves educators without understanding that our work is not just about teaching but about understanding the social, emotional dynamic of teaching and learning.” His proclamation drew wild applause from an audience of educators, civic leaders, and big thinkers in education.

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Topics: Journalism, Facing Ferguson, news literacy

Four Ways to Celebrate Digital Learning Day with Facing History

Posted by Stacey Perlman on February 22, 2017

There’s a lot of technology out there. Much of that technology makes its way into the classroom, helping teachers bring their lessons to life and helping students learn in ways they couldn’t before. Tomorrow is Digital Learning Day, a nationwide celebration that started as a way to actively spread innovative practices and ensure that all youth have access to high-quality digital learning opportunities no matter where they live. But it’s also about how educators can learn with each other through technology.

Here are four ways you can celebrate Digital Learning Day and the role technology plays in your life.

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Topics: Online Tools, Webinars, Online Learning, Community Conversations, Journalism, Using Technology, Facing Ferguson

Today's News, Tomorrow's History: Fake News in the Digital Media Landscape

Posted by Monica Brady-Myerov on December 19, 2016

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 presidential election and how people trust news on social media.

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Topics: News, Journalism, Public Radio, Today's News Tomorrow's History, In the news, Facing Ferguson, Listenwise, news literacy

Reflecting on a Summer of Bad News: What My Students Taught Me

Posted by Saul Fussiner on September 22, 2016

Facing History teacher Saul Fussiner shares how he addressed issues of race and police brutality with his students at the start of the new school year. 

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Topics: Facing Ferguson, difficult conversations

Join Us in the #Civility2016 Campaign!

Posted by Aileen McQuillen on September 16, 2016

As revealed in Teaching Tolerance’s report last spring, teachers are encountering a variety of challenges this election season ranging from bullying and fear among immigrant and Muslim students, to uncivil discourse and behavior in schools, classrooms, and the playground.

In the midst of a divisive presidential election, how can educators create classrooms where students learn to exchange ideas, listen respectfully to different opinions and experiences, try out ideas and positions, and give – and get—constructive feedback without fear or intimidation?

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Topics: Teaching Strategies, Facing Ferguson, difficult conversations, civil discourse

Ferguson: Breaking Down the News

Posted by Stacey Perlman on August 2, 2016

Nearly two years ago, on August 9, 2014, Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, was fatally shot by police in Ferguson, Missouri. News of the event swiftly spread across national media outlets and the shooting quickly became a flashpoint for a national discussion about race, policing, and justice in the United States.

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Topics: Media Skills, Journalism, current events, Facing Ferguson


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