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2014: Top Four Library Resources Borrowed in Ontario

Posted by J H Slater on December 31, 2014

Looking for classroom inspiration? Check out Facing History Canada's Top Four Most-Utilized Resources or 2014:

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Topics: Facing History Resources, Canada, Best of...

Best of 2014: Top 6 Most Read Ontario Blogs

Posted by J H Slater on December 16, 2014

Reviewing the year we will soon be leaving behind, here are the Top Six Most Read Blogs from our Ontario educators:

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Topics: Innovative Classrooms, Media Skills, Museum Studies, Best of..., Inside a Genocide Classroom

New to our Toronto Library: "The Ghosts of the Third Reich"

Posted by J H Slater on January 21, 2014

I used to think that Holocaust perpetrators were "other people", some monsters out there. And suddenly I had to realize that my own grandfather was one of them.
Ursula Boeger, granddaughter of Friedrich Wilhelm Boger, Officer at Auschwitz Concentration Camp

"The Ghosts of the Third Reich" documents the poignant and anguished stories of descendants of the Nazis as they confront their family's past and communicate their most profound feelings of guilt by inheritance. These individuals, whose family members were supporters, officers, and elite of the Nazi regime, share a common desire to distance themselves from Nazi ideology and the actions of their ancestors; and to liberate themselves from the guilt, shame, and pain that continue to levy a heavy price seventy years later. The confrontation with the inheritance of the Nazi legacy is powerfully evoked further in the inclusion of moments from The Austrian Encounter, a focal point for dialogue between descendants of Nazi perpetrators and survivors of the Holocaust.

Directed by: Claudia Ehrlich Sobral and Tommaso Valente
Produced by: SD Cinematografica
Duration: 45' Format: HD DVD
See the trailer:


Educators with library access may contact Jeannette Slater at jeannette_slater@facing.org if they would like to borrow this resource.

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Topics: Facing History Resources, Identity, History, Holocaust and Human Behaviour, CHG

Five New Library Class Sets for Ontario Teachers

Posted by J H Slater on September 19, 2013

Facing History Toronto is delighted to introduce five Class Sets now available for our qualified* teachers to borrow and share with their students.

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Topics: Facing History Resources, Genocide and Crimes Against Humanities Course, English Classroom, Literature

NOW AVAILABLE: Bully Educator Kits

Posted by J H Slater on June 12, 2013


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Facing History Toronto is delighted to announce we have been able to add 3 'Bully' Film Educator Kits to our resource library*.

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Most Borrowed Resources in 2012 from Toronto’s Facing History Library

Posted by J H Slater on January 17, 2013

Have you ever wondered what other educators love about our library? Take a look and see what has been flying off our shelves. If you have a great way of using one of these resources in your classroom, tell us about it!

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Topics: Facing History Resources


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