Stories have the power to transform the way young people see themselves and others. Join us as we explore ways to use literature to engage youth in thinking about identity, analyzing adolescent choices, and reflecting on the impact of history on individuals.
Educators will be introduced to Facing History resources, including study guides for Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird and Elie Wiesel’s Night. Participants will also learn ways to use the Facing History approach to teach any literary text. The workshop will equip teachers with practical and interactive literacy strategies and provide rich primary sources and historical background for teaching fiction and memoir.
Recommended for 6th-12th grade teachers.
In this workshop you will:
Discover new interdisciplinary teaching strategies that reinforce historical thinking and literacy skills.
Explore topics such as identity and belonging, membership, stereotypes, and upstander behavior.
After this workshop you will become part of the Facing History educator network, with access to a rich slate of educator resources, including unit and lesson plans, study guides, and multimedia.
One graduate credit will be offered upon completion of this course.