Join us as we explore how to use primary source documents and enduring issues as part of a meaningful, relevant, and challenging curriculum. The new New York State Global History Regents exam requires students to make sense of a variety of challenging text and visual primary source documents. Drawing from these documents, students are asked to identify an enduring Issue around which to write an extended essay.
Together, in this workshop, we will explore a variety of resources from Facing History’s case study Holocaust and Human Behavior as a model for how approaches to these documents can help us prepare students for the new exam. Holocaust and Human Behavior covers World War I through the aftermath of World War II and sheds light on the shape of democracy, civil rights, human rights, war, and peace in the 20th century and beyond.
Teachers and administrators who will be preparing students for the Global Regents exam this coming year are the primary audience of this workshop.
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
Be able to reach out to Facing History program staff to assist you in finding Facing History resources and adapting them to your classroom needs