What does it mean to participate in a democracy? At the center of Facing History and Ourselves' approach to education is informed civic responsibility. Drawing on Facing History's resources and pedagogical approach, this workshop will model content and curriculum to frame and guide the teaching of the civic based components of the Massachusetts History and Social Science framework as well as the recent civic legislation, An Act to Promote and Enhance Civic Engagement.
Particular sessions will focus on the roles and responsibilities of a citizen in a democracy, media literacy skills, diversity and its role in the democratic process, and action-based project learning that enables students to apply the skills, knowledge, and dispositions of citizenship. Educators will come away with specific strategies around creating a safe and reflective classroom space to model civil discourse and empower student voice and agency.
Recommended for 8th-12th grade History and Social Science teachers.
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
- Be able to borrow books and DVDs through our online lending library at no cost