Facing History and Ourselves invites your school to participate in the upcoming Democracy at Risk: Holocaust and Human Behavior for high school World Studies educators, as part of the Chicago Public Schools Curriculum Project. Learn more here.
In today's world questions of how to best build and maintain democratic societies that are pluralistic, open, and resistant to violence are more relevant than ever and central to the work of Facing History and Ourselves. Seminar participants will study the fragility of democracy in Weimar Germany, the ensuing Holocaust, and the legacies of this history through an in-depth, case study. Their eventual instructional units or courses will require their students to wrestle with profound moral questions dependent on ethical reasoning, critical thinking, empathy, and civic engagement—all of which are critical for sustaining democracy.
Schools participating in the project will receive: (1) Two days of professional development to prepare educators to implement the units (2) Substitute coverage (3) Classroom resources for each participant, including a resource book, 5-week unit plan with C3-aligned summative assessment and informed action task (4) Student guides and journals for each student (available in Spanish), (5) Access to Facing History’s lending library including writing strategies and related streaming video and multimedia.
Email [email protected] to receive your school’s registration link.