Educators constantly face the challenge of what to do when hate is in the headlines and the streets. This workshop will address recent events such as Charlottesville and how events like it can be used as teachable moments in the classroom to combat antisemitism, racism, and other forms of prejudice. Conversations that arise after events such as Charlottesville can become an opportunity for educators and their students to share feelings and consider possible choices to be made in turbulent times.
This workshop will feature guest speaker Jonathan Judaken, the Spence L. Wilson Chair in Humanities at Rhodes College. Judaken, who is a founding member of the International Consortium for Research on Racism and Antisemitism, will discuss contemporary antisemitism.
In this workshop you will:
Explore a Jewish response to antisemitism today and how allies can support their Jewish peers
Examine ideas and use classroom contracts and other strategies with students to dialogue respectfully with other
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
Funded through the generosity of Memphis Jewish Federation.