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Discussing with students about racism, antisemitism and prejudice is becoming even more important nowadays, to engage them in focused exploration of the assaults on human dignity that still abound in national contexts and around the globe. Supported by clever reuse of online historical resources to create learning materials, Facing History and Ourselves has the mission of using lessons of history to challenge teachers and their students to stand up to bigotry and hate that are the legacy of brutal injustice of the past.

During Universal Human Rights Month in December, the educational team at Facing History and Ourselves published a number of Teaching Ideas, grounded in social-emotional learning (SEL), that provide ample social and historical context to support a deep exploration of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, from the history of its creation to its legacy in today’s global community.

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From one classroom in one school in 1976, Facing History and Ourselves has become a global organization with a network of over 100,000 teachers, in every type of middle grade and secondary level school setting. mainly the staff members are located in US but there are entities in the UK and Canada, and educational partnerships around the world, including Colombia, France, Mexico, Northern Ireland, and South Africa.