Holocaust and Human Behavior Featuring Elie Wiesel's Night

July 23, 2019
Holocaust and Human Behavior Featuring Elie Wiesel's Night

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Holocaust and Human Behavior Featuring Elie Wiesel's Night

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 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. In this three-day seminar—featuring the Holocaust and Human Behavior and the teaching guide to Elie Wiesel’s Night you will:

    • Learn current scholarship on the history of the Holocaust and new research focused on human behavior, group dynamics, and bias

    • 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

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

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

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


    This seminar is intended for middle school and high school teachers. Independent evaluation has shown that implementing Facing History’s approach improves students’ higher-order thinking skills, increases students’ civic efficacy and engagement with civic matters, and increases students’ tolerance for others who hold contrary views from their own.

    1, 2, or 3 graduate credits will be offered upon completion of this seminar through Ursuline College. 

    July 23, 2019 - July 25, 2019
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm

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