CA English Teachers Conference

Posted by Mary Hendra on March 16, 2018

We were proud to be part of two sessions at the California Association of Teachers of English conference March 9-11. Thanks to all who joined us, and for those who could not come in person, here’s a taste of what we shared.

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Topics: Literature, Memoir

Literature Series for Educators

Posted by Mary Hendra on October 28, 2017

Is literature one of your entry points for talking about challenging issues in the world today? Join Facing History and other educators for a unique event series which bridges literature and non-fiction to open new discussions on critical current issues.

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Topics: Literature

Take This Giant Leap

Posted by Dan Alba on June 22, 2017

"Take This Giant Leap" is the title of Reading 1 Chapter 9 in Facing History and Ourselves' newest 4th Edition of Holocaust and Human Behavior . These words are found in the Sonia Weitz poem entitled "For Yom Ha'Shoah" (Day of Holocaust Remembrance):

Come take this giant leap with me
into the other world...the other place
where language fails and imagery defies,
denies man's consciousness...and dies
upon the alter of insanity
 
Come, take this giant leap with me
into the other world...the other place
and trace the eclipse of humanity...
where children burned while mankind stood by
and the universe has yet to learn why
...has yet to learn why
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Topics: Holocaust and Human Behavior, Literature

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