A Historical Approach to Contemporary Issues: Race and Membership in the U.S.

Race and Membership in the United States

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A Historical Approach to Contemporary Issues: Race and Membership in the U.S.

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Join us for our seminar exploring how the ideas of race and “the other” have become part of American social and political culture. Through the lens of the Eugenics Movement, we will help you teach the historical context to help your students better understand contemporary issues in the news, such as immigration, gender, race, and unequal schooling. This seminar will prepare you to create a safe space for classroom discussions about these difficult issues. It will model the teaching of history while also focusing on the choices of ordinary people through the use of primary source documents, videos, and classroom ready lesson plans. You will receive a copy of Facing History and Ourselves’ teaching resource Race and Membership in American History: The Eugenics Movement and be eligible to receive one-on-one instructional support from a Facing History and Ourselves Program Associate who can help plan how to best integrate this material into your curriculum.

Recommended for middle and high school educators.

In this seminar you will:

  • Discover new interdisciplinary teaching strategies that reinforce historical and literacy skills
  • Explore topics such as Identity, Membership and Belonging
  • Receive a free copy of Race and Membership in American History: The Eugenics Movement

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

This seminar is eligible for graduate credit. Email [email protected] for details.

The Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning (CASEL) has recognized Facing History as one of nine social-emotional learning programs(out of 400 reviewed) with a proven effect on students, including increased empathy, prosocial behavior, and a better classroom climate.

Facing History Library and Professional Development Center
16 Hurd Road
Brookline, MA 02445
8.7.17 - 8.11.17
8:30 am - 3:30 pm

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