CANCELED - Literature that Engages Students in Identity, History, and Choices

June 16, 2020 to June 18, 2020
CANCELED - Literature that Engages Students

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CANCELED - Literature that Engages Students in Identity, History, and Choices

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we are canceling this event and all other in-person events this summer. We’re so sorry to have to make these changes. In the midst of the current public health crisis we feel it is important to err on the side of caution. We are also obligated to modify our business practices to align with the rules established by states and localities where we have offices. This includes observing restrictions on travel or attending large gatherings. Anyone who has already paid will be issued a full refund within one week of cancellation.

This seminar will equip educators with interactive literacy strategies to engage youth in thinking about identity, analyzing adolescent choices, and reflecting on the impact of history on individuals and communities. With a focus on themes of identity and belonging, membership, decision-making, justice and participation, our resources will help teachers and students engage in deep exploration of self and society. Participants will learn ways to use Facing History’s approach for teaching literary texts to middle and high school students, which weaves in rich primary sources and historical background for teaching fiction, non-fiction, and memoir. Educators will explore a diverse range of texts, including excerpts from Facing History's study guides for Elie Wiesel’s Night, Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston’s Farewell to Manzanar, Sonia Nazario’s Enrique's Journey, as well as other literary resources, that support units on immigration, the Holocaust, and race and membership. 

This workshop is recommended for 6th–12th grade ELA or humanities teachers. 

Breakfast and lunch will be served. If you have any dietary restrictions or food allergies, please email [email protected]

In this seminar you will:

  1. Experience resources and discussions you can model in your own classroom that apply the themes of identity and belonging, membership, and  decision-making in literature and students' own lives.
  2. Discover new interdisciplinary teaching strategies that reinforce historical thinking and literacy skills
  3. Understand Facing History’s unique approach to teaching through an interdisciplinary lens.

After this seminar you will:

  1. Have access to coaching and support as you implement Facing History into your classroom
  2. Leave with Common Core-aligned strategies to educate and empower their students. 
  3. Become part of the Facing History educator network, with access to a rich slate of educator resources, including units and lesson plans, study guides, and multimedia
  4. Be able to borrow books and DVDs through our online lending library at no cost
American High School
36300 Fremont Blvd
Fremont, CA 94536
June 16, 2020 - June 18, 2020
8:30 am - 4:00 pm

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