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Online Courses on Teaching Civil Rights and Holocaust Enrolling Now

Issues of civil rights and religious tolerance are as relevant today as they were during the American civil rights movement in the 1960s and ’70s, and in the years before, during, and after the Holocaust. How do we make these issues relevant to young people?

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New Resource from Teaching Tolerance Features Diverse Readings on Identity and Action

Facing History and Ourselves often partners with the wonderful educational organization Teaching Tolerance to share resources and best practices that help educators, young people, and communities have safe conversations about tolerance, identity, and difficult moments in history.

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Using Survivor Testimony in the Classroom

Survivor testimonies—firsthand accounts from individuals who lived through genocide and other atrocities—help students more deeply appreciate and empathize with the human and inhuman dimensions of important moments in history. They supplement what we learn from historians and secondary sources by offering unique perspectives on the difficult and sometimes impossible situations individuals …

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From Our Sister Blog: Student Agency, Student Voice & the Maker Movement

As October is Connected Educator Month, we are pleased to announce Facing History’s new partnership with Educator Innovator!  Educator Innovator, powered by the National Writing Project, provides an online “meet-up” for educators who are re-imagining learning. Educator Innovator is both a blog and a growing community of educators, partners, and supporters. Read more about it on our sister …