Facing History and Ourselves

Choosing to Participate

Choosing to Participate

by and Ourselves, Facing History

Choosing to Participate focuses on the civic choices-both large and small-people make about themselves and others in their community, nation, and world. As teachers and students explore the readings in this collection they will come to understand that choices people make may not seem important at the time, but little by little they shape us as individuals and responsible global citizens...

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Complicity, Collaboration, and Resistance

Complicity, Collaboration, and Resistance

by Boulouque, Clémence

Complicity, Collaboration, and Resistance provides an intimate portrait of France under the Nazi occupation. In this ebook, readers will encounter diaries, letters, and memoirs—some translated into English for the first time—from political and religious leaders, intellectuals, immigrants and citizens, Jews and non-Jews, resisters, and collaborators...

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A Convenient Hatred

A Convenient Hatred

by Goldstein, Phyllis

A Convenient Hatred chronicles a very particular hatred through powerful stories that allow readers to see themselves in the tarnished mirror of history. It raises important questions about the consequences of our assumptions and beliefs and the ways we, as individuals and as members of a society, make distinctions between us and them, right and wrong, good and evil...

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Fundamental Freedoms

Fundamental Freedoms

by and Ourselves, Facing History

Surveying Eleanor Roosevelt's early years and then concentrating on her life-long commitment as an activist, Fundamental Freedoms tells of Eleanor's pivotal role in creating the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) in the aftermath of World War II and the Holocaust...

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Holocaust and Human Behavior

Holocaust and Human Behavior

by Facing History and Ourselves,

Holocaust and Human Behavior leads students through an examination of the history of the Holocaust, while fostering their skills in ethical reasoning, critical thinking, empathy, and civic engagement...

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Holocaust and Human Behavior

Holocaust and Human Behavior

by Facing History and Ourselves,

Holocaust and Human Behavior leads students through an examination of the history of the Holocaust, while fostering their skills in ethical reasoning, critical thinking, empathy, and civic engagement...

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I Promised I Would Tell

I Promised I Would Tell

by Schreiber Weitz, Sonia

Holocaust educator and survivor Sonia Weitz has often been called a survivor with a poet's eye. Born in Krakow, Poland, she was 11 years old when her family and other Polish Jews were herded into ghettos. Of the 84 members of her family, she and her sister Blanca were the sole survivors of years in ghettos and concentration camps. At an early age she turned to poetry to cope with her emotions...

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The Nanjing Atrocities: Crimes of War

The Nanjing Atrocities: Crimes of War

by Facing History and Ourselves,

The Nanjing Atrocities: Crimes of War details the events unfolding in China and Japan in the years leading up to World War II in East Asia, and the Japanese occupation of the city of Nanjing, China, in 1937...

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Race and Membership in American History

Race and Membership in American History

by and Ourselves, Facing History

Race and Membership in American History: The Eugenics Movement focuses on a time in the early 1900s when many people believed that some races, classes, and individuals were superior to others...

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The Reconstruction Era and The Fragility of Democracy

The Reconstruction Era and The Fragility of Democracy

by Facing History and Ourselves,

The Reconstruction Era and The Fragility of Democracy uses our pedagogical approach to help students examine how a society rebuilds after extraordinary division and trauma, when the ideals of democracy are most vulnerable.

 
 The unit presents educators with materials they need to engage students in a deep study of the pivotal era of American history that followed the Civil War...

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Sacred Texts, Modern Questions

Sacred Texts, Modern Questions

by and Ourselves, Facing History

Sacred Texts, Modern Questions: Connecting Ethics and History Through a Jewish Lens is a resource designed specifically for educators in a Jewish setting. This five unit collection of lessons explores sacred texts of the past and the questions that shape our present...

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Shot by Shot: The Holocaust in German-Occupied Soviet Territory

Shot by Shot: The Holocaust in German-Occupied Soviet Territory

by Rubenstein, Joshua

Shot by Shot: The Holocaust in German-Occupied Soviet Territory,an ebook by Joshua Rubenstein, author and associate at Harvard's Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian studies, contains personal survivor testimony and archival video footage as well as primary source documents that provide detailed perspectives of the events unfolding during the Holocaust in Soviet territories...

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Teaching Mockingbird

Teaching Mockingbird

by Facing History and Ourselves,

Teaching Mockingbird presents educators with the materials they need to transform how they teach Harper Lee’s classic novel To Kill a Mockingbird.  Interweaving the historical context of Depression-era rural Southern life, and informed by Facing History’s pedagogical approach, this resource introduces layered perspectives and thoughtful strategies into the teaching of To Kill a...

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Washington's Rebuke to Bigotry

Washington's Rebuke to Bigotry

by Facing History and Ourselves,

George Washington’s 1790 Letter to the Hebrew Congregation in Newport, Rhode Island, a foundational document in the history of religious freedom in the United States, embodies a vision of religious harmony that remains deeply pertinent in our increasingly diverse society...

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What Do We Do with a Difference?

What Do We Do with a Difference?

by and Ourselves, Facing History

The debate in France over the wearing of veils by Islamic girls in schools has served for nearly two decades as a nexus for emotional controversy and debate. Religion and secularism in public schools. Immigration and assimilation. Gender and ethnicity. Participation in democracy and public debate. Rapid social change and cherished cultural traditions...

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Similar Titles

  • Complicity, Collaboration, and Resistance
  • A Convenient Hatred
  • Fundamental Freedoms
  • Holocaust and Human Behavior
  • Holocaust and Human Behavior
  • I Promised I Would Tell
  • The Nanjing Atrocities: Crimes of War
  • Race and Membership in American History
  • The Reconstruction Era and The Fragility of Democracy
  • Sacred Texts, Modern Questions
  • Shot by Shot: The Holocaust in German-Occupied Soviet Territory
  • Teaching Mockingbird
  • Washington's Rebuke to Bigotry
  • What Do We Do with a Difference?
  • Choosing to Participate
 

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