Facing History and Ourselves is an organization that works to instill intellectual vigor and curiosity in the world’s secondary school students, by providing ideas and tools that support the needs of teachers. Independent, critical thinking is at the heart of a free society, and adolescence is the time to develop those skills. We help students learn about racism, antisemitism, and prejudice so they can prevent it from happening in the future.
Facing History’s program supports Common Core Standards for:
•Reading: In a Facing History classroom, students read widely from primary and secondary sources, and use evidence to present careful analyses,well-defended claims, and clear information.
•Writing: Facing History classrooms routinely incorporate writing in many forms, including rigorous writing assessments, argumentative essays, journals,and narrative writing.
•Speaking and Listening: Facing History classrooms model the skills needed for diverse groups to discuss complex topics in a respectful and academic way.
•Media Skills: Facing History helps teachers and students to utilize media and technology while teaching students to assess the quality and validity of sources.
Facing History helps students make the essential connection between history and the moral choices they confront in their own lives.
People Make Choices. Choices Make History.
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