Democracy at Risk: Holocaust and Human Behaviour Workshop

3.29.17
Democracy at Risk: Holocaust and Human Behaviour
England

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Democracy at Risk: Holocaust and Human Behaviour Workshop

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Course Type:
Workshop
Event Fee:
£0.00
Registration Fee:
£10.00

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 two hour workshop—featuring the fully revised, digital edition of Holocaust and Human Behavior—teachers will:

  • Learn current scholarship on the history of the Holocaust and new research focused on human behaviour, 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 customised unit that meets your curriculum objectives
  • Discover new teaching strategies that help students interrogate text, think critically, and discuss controversial issues respectfully

This workshop is intended for History, RE, Citizenship and English teachers as well as other educators interested in this area. 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.

After this workshop you will:

  • Receive a free copy of Holocaust and Human Behavior
  • 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
The Tomlinson Centre
Queensbridge Road
London
E8 3ND
3.29.17
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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