Radio Rookies: Teenage Pregnancy

Posted by Julia Rappaport on February 21, 2014

Facing History in New York, in partnership with WNYC Radio’s Radio Rookies program, helps public high school students develop digital storytelling skills through the Neighborhood to Neighborhood project. Each year, students in the program tackle complex questions about identity, race, education, and crime and violence in their communities. Using interviewing skills and multimedia tools, the students produce original visual and audio pieces. On March 3, Facing History in New York will host a special after-school workshop featuring excerpts of the stories. The workshop will explore the ways that projects that feature and encourage student voices and experiences can enhance school-based approaches to important issues and meet the Common Core State Standards for Speaking & Listening. Dinner will be included and Rookie reporters who participated in the project will be present. Register today.

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Topics: Stereotype, Universe of Obligation, Media Skills, Neighborhood to Neighborhood, Facing Technology

Fill in the Blank: “The Truth Is…”

Posted by Julia Rappaport on February 6, 2014

Today, Cleveland Facing History students are getting an opportunity to share their truth - whatever it may be - on video as part of a traveling public art display.

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Topics: Choosing to Participate, Video, Stereotype, Universe of Obligation, School Culture, EdTech, Media Skills, Facing Technology

Three Video Resources for Human Rights Day

Posted by Julia Rappaport on December 9, 2013

Today is International Human Rights Day, marking the 65th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a document signed in the aftermath of World War II and the Holocaust.

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Topics: Choosing to Participate, Video, Civil Rights, Holocaust and Human Behavior, Universe of Obligation, Media Skills, Holocaust Education, Online Learning, Flipped Classroom, Facing Technology

Margot Stern Strom Innovation Grant: Exploring the Concept of Universe of Obligation in NYC

Posted by Lauren Boccia on June 26, 2013

In true teacher fashion right before a big trip with students, I could not sleep. I kept thinking about what I hope my students will get out of this service immersion trip. I truly hope they learn more about themselves, their country, and the struggles those who live on the margins of society face on a daily basis.

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Topics: Universe of Obligation, Innovative Classrooms, Margot Stern Strom Innovation Grants

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