A Facing History Approach to Teaching Night

A Facing History Approach to Teaching Night

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A Facing History Approach to Teaching Night

This workshop prepares teachers to interweave a literary analysis of Elie Wiesel’s powerful and poignant memoir with an exploration of the relevant historical context underlying Wiesel’s experience. The accompanying study guide explores the central questions, How is our identity shaped and reshaped by the circumstances we encounter? How do tragedy and trauma influence an individual’s identity and choices? This approach develops students’:

  • Literacy and historical analysis skills
  • Social–emotional competencies, particularly as they relate to perspective taking and social and cultural awareness
  • Historical understanding

Workshop participants will:

  • Learn a range of teaching strategies for helping students process emotionally powerful materials
  • Apply Facing History’s unique methodology to the study of Night in order to explore history and literature through themes of identity, we and they, choices, and civic participation
  • Experience classroom-ready multimedia tools and resources
  • Receive a hard copy of the Teaching Night study guide, including discussion questions, journal prompts, and writing assignments for exploring the text; activities for developing deeper understanding of the text and historical context; reproducible student handouts and primary sources; and links to related digital assets

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


IHRDC Clarendon Room Training Center
535 Boylston St, 11th Floor
Boston, MA 02116
8:30 am - 3:30 pm

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