Monuments. Nationalism. Immigration. Prejudice. Voting. Every day our students are bombarded with tragic headlines, contentious news coverage, and divisive rhetoric—and then they come to school. How do we prepare our students to actively engage with the world outside—and inside—the schoolhouse walls?
Join us for this full-day forum to engage with fellow educators on how and when to bring important current events and issues into your classroom. Participants will choose from multiple workshop sessions that use Facing History pedagogical strategies for fostering civil discourse in turbulent times. Workshop topics may include a focus on media literacy, exploring undocumented immigration, analyzing the role of monuments in public memory, considering the status of voting rights, and the state of prejudice in schools.
We will also hear from Dr. Karen Murphy, Director of International Strategy for Facing History and Ourselves, who will give the keynote presentation, “Becoming Citizens: What does education for democracy look like in 2018?”
Lunch will be provided
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 event is intended for middle school and high school educators.
Hosted in partnership with The Hunter College School of Education and NYU:Steinhardt.
Space is limited. Registration does not guarantee participation.