As Thanksgiving approaches, teachers have the opportunity to engage their students in meaningful discourse about history and how it is remembered. Here are some resources to embrace a new approach to Thanksgiving.
On November 8, 2022, people across the country voted in the nation’s midterm elections. Facing History has created a collection of short, easily digestible resources to help teachers and their students enhance their media literacy skills.
Ken Burns and his collaborators have been creating historical documentary films for more than 40 years. Known for a signature style that brings primary source documents, images, and archival video footage to life on screen, these films present the opportunity to pose thought-provoking questions for students and introduce new ideas, perspectives, and primary sources.
Held in conjunction with UNESCO’s Global Media and Information Week, US Media Literacy Week (October 24–28) will celebrate one of the five components of media literacy’s definition of the day: Access (October 24), Analyze (October 25), Evaluate (October 26), Create (October 27), and Act (October 28).