Race and Membership in American History: The Eugenics Movement

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Race and Membership in American History: The Eugenics Movement

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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 workshop 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.

This workshop combines online and traditional face-to-face learning. We will begin online June 9-18 and meet in-person June 19-20. Participants are expected to complete at least six hours of online coursework prior to June 19 for the first day of in-person portion.

In this workshop you will:

  • Discover new interdisciplinary teaching strategies that reinforce historical and literacy skills
  • Receive a free copy of Race and Membership in American History: The Eugenics Movement

After this workshop 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
  • Earn up to 26 contact hours
  • Earn up to two graduate credits available for a fee from Ursuline College. Information to be distributed closer to Seminar start date. 
Gries Center
10823 Magnolia Drive
Cleveland, OH 44106
6.9.17 - 6.20.17
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

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