Working closely alongside Facing History and Ourselves, Not in Our School spent the past year documenting student efforts to address issues of concern in their schools. From posting positive messages on Facebook to taking on a social action project or simply speaking out against bullying, students across the nation have taken a step towards tolerance and acceptance with the guidance of their teachers.
Thanks to support from the Einhorn Family Charitable Trust, we produced five short films with accompanying Facing History lesson guides that address issues such as cyberbullying--and highlight peer-to-peer solutions.
To view the films and the accompanying lesson guides, follow the links below:
A Facebook campaign to spread positive messages, invented to counter cyberbullying by Watchung, N.J. students.
This film follows an anti-bullying campaign to stop the hurtful practice of “checking--” or tossing insults at peers--spearheaded by students in Memphis, Tenn.
An effort by Los Angeles students to stop use of the “I”-word (illegal) and make their school more welcoming to immigrants.
High School students in Ohio take back their campus by mapping bully zones and creating lunchtime flash mobs to bring visibility to verbal, physical and cyberbullying.
The film showcases an innovative program for new immigrants in Queens, N.Y.