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Facing History and Ourselves

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Program Info

Outcome Areas
Healthy and Safe Children

Children and youth not engaging in violent behavior or displaying serious conduct problems

Topic Areas

     Age of Child
       Adolescence (13-18)
     Type of Setting
       Middle School
     Type of Service
       Youth Development
     Type of Outcome Addressed
       Violent Behavior

Evidence Level  (What does this mean?)
Other Reviewed Programs

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Program Overview

Facing History and Ourselves is a program for youth in 7th to 12th grade with diverse backgrounds to examine the historical roots of racism, prejudice, and anti-Semitism. The program helps to prevent violence and reduce intolerance among young people.

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Program Reviews

The Facing History and Ourselves program has not yet been thoroughly reviewed by PPN, but preliminary review suggests it may be effective at improving outcomes for the indicators listed above.

This program is highly regarded by other credible organizations and reviews of the program can be found online at the websites listed below:

USDOE: Exemplary and Promising Safe, Disciplined, and Drug Free Schools Programs 2001, pp. 62-64PDF file

USDOE What Works Clearinghouse

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