In Cambodia, Teaching a Difficult History

Posted by Jessica Lander on July 23, 2014

A woman who was interned in Auschwitz came to speak to our class.

We were in 7th grade and she gathered us around her.

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Topics: Antisemitism, Student Voices, Cambodia, Choosing to Participate, Human Rights, Facing History Together, Holocaust, Genocide/Collective Violence, History

What is The One Word the Dictionary Should Add This Year?

Posted by Julia Rappaport on June 18, 2014

Here are a few of the words that the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) added in 2013: twerk, selfie, and srsly (short-hand for seriously).

This year, two former Facing History and Ourselves students are working to get the OED to consider including a word with a bit more significance: upstander.

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Topics: Student Voices, Choosing to Participate, Readings, Identity, Facing History Together, Upstanders, Teaching Resources, Video, History

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