Due to a generous grant, we are pleased to be able to waive the $300 course fee. Space is limited. Preference will be given to educators who plan to implement Facing History's approach in the classroom.
This online course introduces Facing History’s newest resource, Teaching Mockingbird, which incorporates civic education into ELA curricula through the exploration of themes such as identity, difference, race, justice, and how individuals and communities define their responsibilities toward other members of their communities. Our approach examines To Kill a Mockingbird through the lens of Facing History’s pedagogic model using Common Core-aligned teaching strategies, and provides historical context, multimedia resources, informational text, and primary sources to place the book in its broader context.
In this online course you will:
Discover new interdisciplinary teaching strategies and classroom activities that reinforce historical and literacy skills
Receive a free copy of Facing History’s newest resource, Teaching Mockingbird
Our online courses will help educators develop strategies for creating engaging, interdisciplinary lessons that align with the Common Core State Standards. After taking this online course you will:
Receive coaching and support as you implement a unit in your classroom
Become part of the Facing History Educator Network, with access to a rich slate of educator resources, including downloadable unit and lesson plans, study guides, and online tools
Be able to borrow books and DVDs through our online lending library at no cost (for educators in North America)
Participants in our online courses are expected to complete approximately four hours of course work each week at their own pace. Activities in this course include journal writing, discussion boards, e-mails, webinars, video screenings, and readings. A 90 minute webinar will be held on the first day of the course for welcome and orientation (June 8th, at 7 p.m. EST). A follow-up webinar will take place two weeks after the course concludes.
Online courses can be taken for graduate school credits. Email Facing History Online Learning for details.
This course is recommended for 6-12th-grade English language arts, humanities, U.S. history, and world history teachers who are committed to implementing a four-week (or more) Facing History unit. Teachers of elective courses covering issues of human rights are also welcome.