Settler Educators Teaching Indigenous Perspectives and History

Students speak on Canada's dark history, confronting their own biases, and the need for reconciliation

Apathy to Action: Survivor Testimony kindling students' hopes for Reconciliation

Beyond Anne Frank: Using an arts-integrated approach to explore victim experiences during the Holocaust

Facing History Teachers Answer the Question: Why do you teach?

"Know Thy Selfie"- A Modern Take on Identity

Cultural Genocide in Canada: Challenging institutionalized racism and moving towards Reconciliation

Facing History Together Student Essay Contest

Remember the Holocaust Today, and Everyday

Addressing Roots of Human Hatred: A Psychological Study on Conformity, Obedience and Behaviour

An Alumni's Letter to the Facing History Advisory Board

Facing History and Ourselves: In The Primary Classroom

Learning to Teach about Reconciliation: A report from Facing History and Ourselves' 2016 Summer Institute

Let's Play Ball: Recognizing Indigenous Territory at Blue Jays Games

Teaching About Residential Schools

Why I Use Schindler's List

"Creating a Culture of Caring Through Reconciliation as a Non-Indigenous Teacher": An Interview with Nathan Tidridge

Hello and Goodbye from your Facing History and Ourselves Canada Program Associates

Indigenous Cultures, Language, and the TRC through an Anthropological Lens (Part 2)

Indigenous Cultures, Language, and the TRC through an Anthropological Lens (Part 1)

Malvern Archives in Grade 10 History Inquiry

3 Ways Educational Travel Inspires Lifelong Learning

Creating infographics to raise awareness about current Indigenous issues

Helping students view Prejudice and Discrimination as a Universal Problem

Asian Heritage Month- Exploring Canada's history of immigration through identity and civic participation.

Humans of the Woodlands: Choosing to Participate through Blogging and Photography

Q&A with Shireen Afzal: Her advice for students entering the 2016 Student Essay Contest

Using Facing History and Ourselves Resources and Pedagogy to teach the Grade 12 Secondary School Literacy Course

Path to Reconciliation: An Educator’s Journey

History and Action: Education for Truth and Reconciliation

The Right Time

Youth and Teachers Respond Collectively to Art Spiegelman's Maus Through Art and Inquiry: An Interview with Professor Rob Simon and Delta Senior Alternative School Teacher Sarah Evis

"Love thy neighbour as thyself": Helping students bridge distance in their own communities and beyond

Stolen Lives: The Indigenous Peoples of Canada and the Indian Residential Schools.

The Lost Generation

Making Remembrance Day Meaningful for our Students

Facing History at the Movies: Three New Facing History and Ourselves Videos that Inspire

Meet your Facing History staff liaison for 2015-2016

Building Community Through Curriculum: A Simple “Big Idea”

The Danger of a Single Story: A Back to School Reflection

Questions

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Confronting Bullying, Peer Pressure and Exclusion in a Middle School Classroom: Reflections on my First year Part II

Reflections on my First Year as a Facing History Teacher Part 1: “Healthy Tensions”

Turning a Class into a Museum (Part II): Bridging Continents

How to Teach About Canada's Residential Schools: A Model for Truth and Reconciliation

Stand Up, Speak Out

A Classroom Project with Community Impact: The Regent Park Immigrant Memorial Project

Finding Your Voice: Using Slam Poetry to Explore Human Rights

3 Ways Students Can Choose to Participate as an End of Year Project

From Understanding to Upstander: Inside a Genocide Studies Classroom

Canadian Student Wins Facing History Upstander Contest!

Classroom Ideas Inspired by #MuseumWeek

Facing History reads Canada Reads: 5 Books that Challenge Stereotypes and Change Perspectives

Teaching “The Book of Negroes” Part III: Addressing Difficult Moments in History

Teaching “The Book of Negroes” Part I: Race, Names, and Identity

Establishing a Safe Classroom in Order to Explore Difficult Topics

Join Us for a Twitter Chat on "The Book of Negroes"

2014: Top Four Library Resources Borrowed in Ontario

Nine Books That Everyone Must Read

Best of 2014: Top 6 Most Read Ontario Blogs

8 Lessons the Museum of Human Rights Taught Me about My Classroom

5 Remembrance Day Lesson Ideas That Deepen Student Learning

Turning a Classroom into a Museum

Vote for Deb Brown. Here's Why.

Facing History and Ourselves Canada Honours Holocaust Survivor and Educator Nate Leipciger

Toronto Holocaust Education Week Speaker Dr. James Waller on Understanding Evil

A Choice to Vote: Show That Your Voice Counts

Get Ready For Our New Name and New Look!

Roger Brooks Named President and CEO of Facing History

Choosing to Participate: The Path Less Travelled No More

Using Digital Storytelling to Develop Student Voice

Can One Teacher Change Your Life?

Students use Digital Media to Find their Voice

Fresh Ideas and New Opportunities for 2014-2015

Memorials by Design: Using Symbolism to Memorialize Tragedy

5 Resources for Meaningful Student Engagement

6 Ways I Am Bringing my Transformative Learning to My New Facing History Classroom

The Smallest Acts Can Leave the Biggest Impact

Help Students Think Deeply About the Roles They Play and the Choices They Make

Skill vs. Intuition: The Art and Practice of Note-Taking

The Bear That Wasn't: Exploring Identity in Middle School

RadioZilla: From Bystanders to Upstanders

Happy Canada Day!! What Does it Mean to You?

What Happens When Universes Collide?

Project of Heart: Using Art to Engage with Aboriginal History

Radiozilla Wrap Party – Join us!!

What These Middle School Students Did Will Amaze You!

Facing History Students in Brampton Counter Anti-Immigration Flyer with Positive Message

Margot Stern Strom Innovation Grant Recipients Announced!

A Visit to Treblinka Extermination Camp

Remember, Never Again

5 Resources to Mark 20 Years of Democracy in South Africa

Finding Hope: How One Student Woke Me Up To Why I Teach Genocide Studies

Inside a Genocide Studies Classroom: Where to Begin? Identity

What are we reading?

Voice, Reward, and Expectations: Reflections on a Middle School Classroom

Journaling in a Facing History Classroom: Finding Wisdom in Student Voices

Infusing your Classroom with Colour: Facing History at the AGO

Introducing the new facinghistory.org!

New Year, New Website

MAP IT…Indiana Jones-style!

Good Questions Deserve Good Answers

The Voice of Empowerment

They Were People, Too – A Reflection on Experiential Learning

New to our Toronto Library: "The Ghosts of the Third Reich"

Outstanding Observations from Ontario: 6 Top Posts of 2013

Terrific EdTech Tips: Top 5 Posts from Facing History's Tech Blog

Lauded Los Angeles Literature: 5 Great Posts from LA

The Best of the Blogs: 2013

Branded by the Pink Triangle: From Reflection to Action

A Reflection on Nelson Mandela: Honouring A Legacy

Celebrating and Teaching the Life of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela

Commemorating Kristallnacht: Connecting to the Past, Learning Lessons for the Present

Rob Flosman's "Case" for History

From Summer Seminar to School: What I Took Back to My Classroom

Five New Library Class Sets for Ontario Teachers

Farewell from Jasmine Wong (just for the year) and welcome to new Program Associate Ben Gross!

What's in Your Bag?

Reflections on Sochi: Bystanding and Boycott

Thinking about Polish cities and collective memory

Facing History and Ourselves in Poland

Family History: A Neglected Conversation

Six Stages Leading Up to the Holocaust: A Big Idea Approach

My 67 Minutes: How to Climb a Hill

Scope and Sequence: From the Mouths of Youth

How do we honour Nelson Mandela's legacy?

Human Resources: Holocaust and Human Behaviour Summer Seminar

A Trip to the Zoo

Poland Days 2 and 3

Creating a Culture of Safety in Uncertainty

NOW AVAILABLE: Bully Educator Kits

Regent Park. This is Where I Teach.

Using Literature Circles to Deliver Culturally Responsive and Relevant Pedagogy in Urban Schools

Rethinking Teaching is Hard but Rewarding: Some Thoughts on Facing History's latest workshop

Big Ideas? Bigger Questions? Big Paper.

Integrating "Culturally Responsive and Relevant Practice" and Facing History into the Classroom

Strategies for Teaching Facing History in ‘Urban Schools’

How to Inspire a Holocaust Survivor

A True Teacher

iWitness Webinar and Class Contest!

When the grandmothers speak, the world will be healed. Hopi prophecy

Glogging with Facing History and Ourselves

Making Breakthroughs: Using Spoken Word Poetry to Teach History

Where was God during the Shoah? Jewish students seek answers in Art and Tradition

Avoiding Victimhood: enticing our students to think critically about Genocide

Ten Commandments of Teaching Genocide

7 Great Little Viral Videos for the Facing History Classroom

Differentiating Red Scarf Girl Part 1

Collaborative Inquiry using NIGHT: An Interview with Professor Rob Simon

A “Testament “ to Speaking Out

How FHAO can Help us Teach Coping Strategies

"The Last Jew in Vinnitsa": How Media provides a way to understand Perpetrators/Bystanders/Victims

Using Visual Media to Learn about Genocide--OR--Goodbye "boring" History classes

Making Journals the “Destination”

Resources of Resistance: Why Every Grade 10 History Teacher Should Teach About the Holocaust

Collaboration: The FHAO Way

How Myra found inspiration to be a better teacher

Choosing to Participate

Open Letter

5 Books Every Social Studies Teacher Should Read

Too much knowledge is NOT a good thing

Why Teachers should bring history out of the shoe box and on to “the wall”

Identity and Othering in "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian"

The Power of a Good Story

The Power of Quotes

Right or Responsibility: A Lesson on Sovereignty

From Transformational Learning to Action

Why teachers should put the “ART of History” in student hands

Most Borrowed Resources in 2012 from Toronto’s Facing History Library

Teaching about the Unspeakable

The Myth of the Monolith: Exploring Self and Other

Toxic Discussion or Teachable Moment

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