June 15-23, 2016
Day 1: June 15, 2016 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Day 2: June 16, 2016 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Day 3: June 17, 2016 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Day 4: June 23, 2016 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
How is history shaped by hatred, indifference, and denial, as well as by caring, compassion, and responsibility? Using Facing History’s interdisciplinary approach to citizenship education, we will examine the range of choices that led to the failure of democracy in Germany and ultimately to the persecution of millions of Jews and other targeted groups. We will move from thought to judgment to participation as we confront the moral questions inherent in a study of violence, racism, antisemitism and bigotry.
This is a unique seminar, utilizing both online modules and face-to-face in an explicitly designed “humanized” online experience. Participants will come together from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. June 15-17 and again the evening of June 23. Throughout the course, there will be online activities and relationships which not only use new technological tools, but introduce a way of engaging online which focuses on building a safe and reflective learning community. Participants do not need prior knowledge of these tools. For more information about this unique approach, the tools to be used, and an intro video from the seminar, instructor, click here
Recommended for 7th-12th grade History, Language Arts, Media, Arts, and interdisciplinary teachers.
In this seminar you will:
Discover new interdisciplinary teaching strategies that reinforce historical and literacy skills
Explore topics such as bystanding/upstanding, stereotyping, the pressures for conformity, and the small steps that can lead to dismantling – or rebuilding – a democracy.
Receive a free copy of Holocaust and Human Behavior
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 multimedia
Be able to borrow books and DVDs through our online lending library at no cost