RPF Grantee

Facing History and Ourselves

  • Project

    Los Angeles Pilot

  • Program Area

    Holocaust Ed./Survivor Aid

  • Year

    2019

  • Amount

    $125,000

  • Description

    Facing History and Ourselves (FHAO) creates lesson plans that use history to teach students to be upstanders—rather than bystanders—to intolerance. They also provide professional development to educators so that they can confidently lead FHAO activities in their classrooms. With a new partnership with the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) in place, FHAO has a unique opportunity to engage 10th-grade World History teachers working across the district. With support from RPF, the organization will pilot a project to engage these teachers in an effort to dramatically increase the number of students who learn about the Holocaust, the Armenian Genocide, and the moral lessons of these historic events.

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