Creating Safe Classrooms: Resources for UK National Anti-Bullying Week

Posted by Julia Rappaport on October 27, 2014

National Anti-Bullying Week takes place in the United Kingdom 17th to 21st of November. This year's theme is "let's stop bullying for all."

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Topics: Classrooms, United Kingdom, Webinar, Online Tools, Professional Development, Film, Teaching Strategies, Bullying and Ostracism, Choosing to Participate, Human Behavior, Human Rights, Facing History Resources, Safe Schools, Teaching, Schools, Identity, Facing History and Ourselves, Teaching Resources

Memory and Legacy: Matthew Shepard, 16 Years Later

Posted by Michele Josue on October 12, 2014

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.

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Topics: Classrooms, Film, Bullying and Ostracism, Choosing to Participate, Human Rights, Safe Schools, Identity, Facing History Together, Facing History and Ourselves

A Flipped Classroom Approach to Teaching Civil Rights History

Posted by Denny Conklin on August 20, 2014

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?

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Topics: Film, Facing History and Ourselves, Video, Civil Rights, EdTech, Media Skills, Assessment, Flipped Classroom, Facing Technology

Facing History Notes Passing of Civil Rights Champion and Journalist, John Seigenthaler

Posted by Julia Rappaport on July 15, 2014

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.

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Topics: Civil Rights Movement, Film, Choosing to Participate, Human Rights, Video, History

Holocaust Rescuer Posthumously Awarded Congressional Gold Medal

Posted by Julia Rappaport on July 9, 2014

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.

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Topics: Film, Antisemitism, Choosing to Participate, Human Rights, Holocaust, Genocide/Collective Violence, Video, History

Facing History at the Nantucket Film Festival Friday

Posted by Julia Rappaport on June 26, 2014

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.

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Topics: Film, Choosing to Participate, Human Rights, Genocide/Collective Violence, History

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