In the early 1900s, many people believed that eugenics, or “race science,” was a progressive solution to social problems. Followers of eugenics argued that protecting “racial purity” was essential in creating a healthy nation. In the United States and around the world, eugenics had a profound impact on educational and public policies. Using Facing History’s resource book Race and Membership in American History: The Eugenics Movement, this seminar will explore how Americans defined citizenship and membership in the early part of the 20th century and the echoes and legacies of this movement today.
In this seminar you will:
Discover new interdisciplinary teaching strategies that reinforce historical and literacy skills
Explore topics such as ‘in groups’ and ‘out groups’, citizenship, and justice
After this seminar you will:
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
Receive coaching and support as you implement this unit in your classroom
Recommended for Upper Middle and High School Educators
Illinois Educators can earn 35 Clock Hours for full participation in this course.
The total event fee is $550. Scholarships are available for CPS educators to cover all but the $50 registration fee payable upon acceptance. Professional learning credits are also available.
Educators from Illinois who sign up for PD between now and September 1st are eligible to receive an IL Civics scholarship to cover all but the registration.
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