Young Adult Literature that Teaches the Importance of Identity, History, and Choices

February 18, 2020 to February 19, 2020
Young Adult Literature
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Young Adult Literature that Teaches the Importance of Identity, History, and Choices

This two-day seminar is a partnership between the Museum of Tolerance and Facing History. 

Day 1: February 18, 2020
10:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Day 2: February 19, 2020
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Stories have the power to transform the way young people see themselves and others. Set in the experiential Museum of Tolerance, this special workshop use excerpts from Red Scarf GirlThe Diary of Anne Frank, and Wonder, as well as other literary resources to examine ways to engage youth in thinking about identity, analyzing adolescent choices, and reflecting on the impact of history on individuals.

The seminar will equip teachers with practical literacy strategies, using rich primary sources and historical background materials along with interactive strategies for teaching memoir as informational text. Participants leave with Common Core-aligned strategies to educate and empower their students. Completion of this institute qualifies participants to access all of Facing History's resources, including:

  • Coaching from Facing History staff
  • Publications for download
  • Access to Facing History's online network
  • Access to Facing History's free lending library

Airfare and hotel scholarships may be available from the Museum of Tolerance as funding allows. Apply to early workshops for best opportunity. Given the Museum of Tolerance grant guidelines, this workshop is currently only open to California Teachers. 

For more information and to register, click here.

Museum of Tolerance
9786 West Pico Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90255
United States
February 18, 2020 - February 19, 2020
10:30 am - 5:00 pm

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