Sixteen years ago this month, on the night of October 6, 1998, two young men robbed, kidnapped, and tortured a young man named Matthew Shepard simply because he was gay.
With summer easing its way into fall, we all are busy thinking about strategies and resources to bring into the classroom this school year.
As a Facing History program associate and former history teacher, I try to work in activities and lessons that build critical reading skills, which got me thinking: What if an educator were to do something similar using film clips and text-dependent questions?
Facing History is saddened to note the passing of lifelong civil rights champion, politician, and tireless journalist John Seigenthaler. Mr. Seigenthaler died Friday. He was 86.
Today Holocaust rescuer Raoul Wallenberg is being posthumously awarded the Congressional Gold Medal.
Wallenberg, who passed away two years ago, was a Swedish envoy who protected Jewish Swiss citizens during World War II, saving tens of thousands of Jews.
There are many ways that we can bring history alive – through personal testimony from the people who lived through different moments in history, letters and diaries, newspaper clippings and cartoons, audio (music, speeches, radio interviews, podcasts), through film, and more.