Literature that Teaches the Importance of Identity, History, and Choices

February 7, 2019
Teaching Memoirs

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Literature that Teaches the Importance of Identity, History, and Choices

The workshop will draw on Facing History’s newly updated study guides for Farewell to Manzanar, Night, and Warriors Don’t Cry and explore ways to engage youth in thinking about identity, analyzing adolescent choices, and reflecting on the impact of history on individuals.


The workshop will equip teachers with practical literacy strategies, using rich primary sources and historical background materials along with interactive strategies for teaching memoir as informational text. Participants leave with Common Core-aligned strategies to educate and empower their students. Completion of this institute qualifies participants to access all of Facing History's resources, including:

  • Coaching from Facing History staff
  • Publications for download
  • Access to Facing History's online network
  • Access to Facing History's free lending library


This workshop is geared towards middle and high school English teachers, as well as history teachers considering bringing a memoir into their course of study.


Alameda County Office of Education
313 W. Winton Ave
Hayward, CA 94544
February 7, 2019
4:30 pm - 8:00 pm

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