Teaching World War II in East Asia

Teaching World War II in East Asia

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Online Workshop
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Teaching World War II in East Asia


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Join teachers from across the globe in an exciting online event to broaden your study of World War II beyond its usual European narrative.


During the workshop, you will:

  • Use the case study of the Nanjing Massacre to discuss universal questions related to war crimes and human behavior in times of crisis
  • Discover new teaching strategies, classroom activities, and lessons
  • Explore primary documents and multimedia resources (including videos) to teach multiple perspectives

Educators will examine the impact of colonialism, nationalism, and imperialism in the early 20th century, the development of racial ideologies, the roles of perpetrators, bystanders, and upstanders, as well as the enduring power of a nation’s collective memory. The memories of this atrocity and the many legacies of this history are alive today and continue to have a profound impact in many Asian societies.


This online workshop is arranged in five sessions, which will be open throughout the week of April 24 - 27.


All session content will be open throughout the workshop but moderated discussions, led by a history expert, will take place on the following days:

  • April 24 - Session 1: Imperialism and Nation Building
  • April 25 - Session 2: Crimes of War
  • April 26 - Session 3: The Nanjing Safety Zone
  • April 27 - Session 4: Justice and Judgment
  • April 28 - Session 5: Legacy and Memory

If you have any questions, contact Facing History Online Learning.

After this workshop you will become part of the Facing History educator network. This includes access to all of our additional case studies and, educator resources, including downloadable unit and lesson plans, study guides, and multimedia.

For this online educator workshop, Facing History has partnered with Sutori, a free web tool that allows teachers and students to create interactive timelines equipped with text, video, audio, and collaborative social features

4.24.17 - 4.28.17

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