History teaches us that democracies are fragile and that a thriving democracy requires engaged citizens who are able to embrace difference, disagreement, and dissent. Join Facing History for a series of workshops throughout the school year that provide strategies and resources educators can use to help students recognize that their choices can contribute to a thriving democracy.
In this first workshop of the series, we will explore the connections between homophobia and bullying. Through an exploration of LGBTQ-themed resources that focus on the lives of individuals who successfully fought to make their communities safer places, this workshop will:
help teachers and students recognize the impact of their voices and choices in creating or discouraging a culture of respect for all individuals
introduce resources that educators can use to make classroom content more inclusive of LGBTQ experiences
model teaching strategies that will strengthen students' literacy skills and promote greater civil dialogue, especially around LGBTQ issues
Recommended for middle and high school teachers.
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 cos