In honor of Black History Month, read what it was like for Valerie Linson, Editorial Director for Facing History, to walk through the National African American Museum of History and Culture in Washington DC for the first time.
Topics: Civil Rights Movement, Identity, History, Museum Studies, Judgement and Legacy, legacy, Slavery, race
This week, Daniel and Deb from our Facing History Program Tech team, along with several other Facing History staff and board members, are traveling in Poland as part of a learning trip.
Topics: Antisemitism, Facing History and Ourselves, Holocaust and Human Behavior, Universe of Obligation, Museum Studies, Holocaust Education, Facing Technology
In March, the Beacon Academy Class of 2014 took a trip to Washington, D.C. with the Close Up Foundation. Over the course of four days, 19 students from the class of 2014 had the opportunity to explore the most important sights in the city – places that gave us the chance to think, reflect, and learn about the United States’ democratic ideals and historical realities.
Topics: Facing History and Ourselves, Experiential education, EdTech, Innovative Classrooms, Media Skills, Museum Studies, Beacon Academy, Margot Stern Strom Innovation Grants
Last week, news broke about the discovery of 1,500 pieces of artwork – art that Nazis had confiscated during World War II. Found in a Munich apartment, the paintings included works by artists Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, and Marc Chagall, among others.
Topics: Art, Video, Holocaust and Human Behavior, Innovative Classrooms, Media Skills, Museum Studies, Holocaust Education, Online Learning, Restorative Justice, Flipped Classroom
I begin each year of my teaching with one hope: to inspire my students with history. I want to help our students become the keepers of history in our community. I want them to not only learn the history, but to live it and work in it. Educators – and schools, communities, and parents –do many things to help our students become active learners of history. Among the things I’m trying this year is building a mini-museum inside my Grade 11 Genocide classroom at Waterdown District High School in Hamilton, Ontario.
Topics: Art, Canada, Innovative Classrooms, Museum Studies, Margot Stern Strom Innovation Grants