The mission of Facing History and Ourselves is to “use lessons of history to challenge teachers and their students to stand up to bigotry and hate."

Their “collection of educator resources includes a wide range of flexible, multimedia materials, from primary sources and streaming videos to teaching strategies, lesson plans, and full units... resources that will support your students' learning, whether you are teaching a complex moment in history or addressing today's breaking news.” These resources may be useful for math teachers interested in addressing topics such as number and operation sense, number lines (historical timelines), percentages, and graphic literacy.

For example, their teacher ideas on the topic of Voting Rights and the Midterm Election are a great springboard for math activities. Use other resources like this article on gerrymanderingvideo on gerrymandering, and article on voting restrictions to create math lessons.

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Civics and Citizenship
Culturally Responsive and Sustaining Teaching
Digital Literacy
Mathematics and Adult Numeracy
Social Studies
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PD Center
SABES Mathematics and Adult Numeracy Curriculum and Instruction PD Center