This school year has demonstrated how crucial it is to focus on students' social and emotional needs, build relationships, and nurture community. Join us as we provide tools and strategies to help classroom educators create engaging and resilient classrooms, discuss activities, readings, lessons, and strategies that teachers can use to develop a civic action experience that meets their classroom’s specific curriculum objectives, grade level, and available time.
Facing History and Ourselves will offer resources that support the understanding that effective “action civics” depends not only on providing civic education—grounded in the study of history and literature—that nurtures students’ capacity for reflection and action, but also supports these essential practices:
- Civic education begins in learner-centered classrooms that value students’ identities.
- Civic education must confront bias and develop a sense of the common good.
- Civic education must engage with the complexities of history.
- Civic education must introduce current events and controversial issues.