In the early 1900s, the Eugenics movement, or “race science,” had a profound impact on educational and immigration policies, the legacies of which have created gaps in access to resources in our current educational, social, and political institutions. Using Facing History’s resource book, Race and Membership in American History: The Eugenics Movement, this workshop will explore how Americans debated who could enter our borders, as well as who was entitled to the benefits and resources of American citizenship. By studying this time period, educators and students will understand how these legacies continue today in our current educational and political structures.
In this workshop, you will:
Get hands-on experience with Facing History and Ourselves pedagogical approach and teaching strategies
Receive a free copy of our resource book, Race and Membership in American History
Engage in classroom strategies and activities to aid in having critical conversations about historical inequities and race in American History.
Have access to follow-up resources with Facing History to bridge your training to your classroom
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.
One graduate credit will be available for an additional fee upon completion of the course and follow-up assignment.