Teaching Night by Elie Wiesel

April 27, 2019
Teaching Night by Elie Wiesel

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Teaching Night by Elie Wiesel

In collaboration with the Hong Kong Holocaust and Tolerance Centre and Asia Society Hong Kong Center, Facing History and Ourselves is offering a one day workshop that prepares teachers to interweave a literary analysis of Elie Wiesel’s powerful and poignant memoir with an exploration of the relevant historical context underlying Wiesel’s experience. The accompanying teaching guide explores the central questions: How is our identity shaped and reshaped by the circumstances we encounter? How do tragedy and trauma influence an individual’s identity and choices?  

This approach develops students’:

  • Literacy and historical analysis skills

  • Social–emotional competencies

  • Historical understanding

Workshop participants will:

  • Learn a range of teaching strategies for students to process emotionally powerful materials

  • Learn about classroom-ready multimedia tools and resources

  • Receive a hard copy of the teaching guide

PLEASE NOTE:  All participants are required to read or re-read Night by Elie Wiesel before the workshop.  Our work together will rely on participants having recently read the book. We are pleased to offer a discount book through Bleak House Books. Please contact Albert Wan for more information.

This workshop will take place at the Asia Society Hong Kong Center. If you have questions about the venue, please contact [email protected].

Asia Society Hong Kong Center
9 Justice Drive
Hong Kong
April 27, 2019
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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