Fran Sterling

Fran Sterling is Senior Associate for Research and Development at Facing History. The primary writer on Facing History's guide "The Nanjing Atrocities: Crimes of War," she is currently working on two Holocaust history-related resources. She skis every chance she can with her kids, and loves the outdoors and good cheese.

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Why Stories of Rescue Matter

Posted by Fran Sterling on June 2, 2015

Acts of moral courage are not common, they are exceptional. People actively create opportunities to rescue or choose to help others. It can happen in a blink of an eye or after long deliberation, but these moments are not accidental.

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Topics: Rescue, Facing History Resources, Teaching, Genocide/Collective Violence, Teaching Resources, History

A Piece of History You Might Not Have Learned in School

Posted by Fran Sterling on December 8, 2014

This weekend marks the 77th anniversary of the Nanjing Atrocities, a seminal event in the history of World War II, yet one that few know much about.
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Topics: Books, Facing History Resources, Genocide/Collective Violence, Facing History and Ourselves, Teaching Resources, History

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