Examining the Holocaust and Human Behaviour Through History and Literature

Holocaust and Human Behaviour Through History and Literature

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350.00 CAD
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50.00 CAD

Examining the Holocaust and Human Behaviour Through History and Literature

In today’s world, questions of how to best build and maintain democratic societies that are pluralistic, open, and resilient to violence are more relevant than ever. Studying the Holocaust using Facing History’s approach allows students to wrestle with profound moral questions raised by this history and fosters their skills in ethical reasoning, critical thinking, empathy, and civic engagement—all of which are critical for sustaining democracy. This seminar will feature the fully revised, digital classroom resource, Holocaust and Human Behaviour. Participants will explore historical scholarship, and primary sources,  as well as Elie Wiesel’s Night, poetry, and short stories.

In this three-day seminar teachers will:

  1. Increase their ability to facilitate respectful classroom discussions on difficult issues such as racism, antisemitism, and other forms of exclusion in a way that invites personal reflection and critical analysis

  2. Learn a new way of structuring curriculum to help students connect history to their own lives and the choices they make

  3. Engage with classroom-ready multimedia resources and learn how to build a customized unit that meets your curriculum objectives

  4. Discover new teaching strategies that help students interrogate text, think critically, and discuss controversial issues respectfully

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

This seminar is intended for middle and high school English, Literature, History, and other Social Sciences teachers.

Ontario Institute for Studies in Education
252 Bloor Street West
Rooms 8170/8200
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6
8.15.18 - 8.17.18
9:00 am - 4:30 pm

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