Facing History and Ourselves

Facing History and Ourselves uses lessons of history to challenge teachers and their students to stand up to bigotry and hate. Our vision is to create the next generation of caring and informed citizens who have the civic agency to transform their communities and thrive in a global society.

3 Submitted Ideas

  • CONNECT ·2020 Grants Challenge

    Facing History LA

    With LA2050 funds, Facing History will support over 9,000 Los Angeles teachers with timely professional development opportunities, tools and resources for guiding student inquiry into difficult issues and current events, from gun violence to hate crimes to ICE raids. As needed, we will help teachers pivot to distance learning strategies so they can keep students engaged and connected for the duration of the COVID-19 crisis. Together, teachers and Facing History will create a strong cohort of informed, compassionate, civically-engaged LA youth.

  • LEARN ·2015 Grants Challenge

    Facing History and Ourselves Partnership School Network

    Facing History will engage its LA Partnership Schools Network in a year-long journey to create compassionate school communities and build a stronger, more empathetic LA. The network includes 17 diverse public middle and high schools that infuse Facing History content across grade levels and disciplines to increase students’ ability to relate history to their own lives; heighten their understanding of the origins of bigotry and hatred; and engage them in creating change in their communities.

  • LEARN ·2014 Grants Challenge

    Creating Safe Engaged Schools: Facing History and Ourselves Los Angeles Expansion

    Our LA Partnership Schools Network will connect 500 teachers and 12,000 students as they lead the way in creating safe, engaged schools.