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Facing History & Ourselves: Memphis Digest

 May 9, 2018


Grow with Facing History This Summer

Looking for a new and stimulating way to engage your students in History and ELA classes? From teaching about immigration, to discovering new ways to integrate literature, to exploring strategies for teaching difficult histories, Facing History has an in-person summer seminar for you. Join us and find out for yourself!

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A Message from Roger Brooks on Teacher Appreciation Day

Read President and CEO Roger Brooks’ message to teachers acknowledging the hope and progress he sees emerging from classrooms everyday.

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How We Can Uphold a Free Press for a Strong Democracy

How do we mitigate the effects of fake news while recognizing the important role journalists and the press play in helping a democracy thrive?

Featured Events

Outstanding professional development for educators. Thought-provoking community events. Find an event in Memphis or join us online!

Holocaust and Human Behavior

June 5-7, 2018

A New Approach to Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird

Online Course
June 7 - July 11, 2018

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Facing History Students Practice Listening to New Persepctives

On Friday, April 20, Facing History students at St. Agnes coordinated a walk out to rally against school gun violence. The students participated in a series of workshops aimed at teaching the value in listening to another person and reaching a compromise. 


Volunteer Memphis Awards

The Volunteer Memphis Awards is celebrating and recognizing the city’s volunteers as a way to say "thank you." The reception will be held on June 28 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the FedEx Event Center at Shelby Farms.


Visit "Barrier Free"

Barrier Free is a socially-engaged art installation that includes three main elements: a physical barrier with portraits of families and individuals, a free standing life-size mirror and cut-out silhouettes, and an actual fence. Check it out until May 31.

Educator Spotlight 

Check out additional new content on our Educator Resources page.

Freedom Riders

In May of 1961, the Freedom Riders set out to challenge segregation on interstate buses. They were often met with violent resistance throughout the south. Teach this powerful example of nonviolent activism with our resources.

Facing History & Ourselves has been equipping educators and youth with tools that empower them to wrestle with difficult issues through the lens of history for over 40 years.
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