Facing History and Ourselves: Program Challenges Students and Educators to Rethink How We Teach Hist
Roger Brooks, of CEO Facing History and Ourselves, a teaching program that uses lessons of history to challenge teachers and their students to stand up to bigotry and hate. “We believe that if you learn the lessons of history you have the possibility of changing history.” They teach students that history isn’t just a series of dates, names and places to memorize—but a series of choices made by people throughout time. In light of the Black Lives Matter movement and the continued push to bring down monuments to the confederacy, they are challenging young thinkers and their educators to rethink how America’s history is taught and how by studying it, they in turn can change the future.
07.06.20 | 03:08 | CC