Democracy at Risk: Holocaust and Human Behavior

June 6, 2019
Democracy at Risk: Holocaust and Human Behavior
Utah

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Course Type:
Workshop
Event Fee:
$0.00

Democracy at Risk: Holocaust and Human Behavior

As of May 23rd, this workshop is now full. All applicants from this point on will added to a waiting list.

In today’s world, questions of how to best build and maintain democratic societies that are pluralistic, open, and resilient to violence are more relevant than ever. Studying the Holocaust allows students to wrestle with profound moral questions raised by this history and fosters their skills in ethical reasoning, critical thinking, empathy, and civic engagement—all of which are critical for sustaining democracy. In this two-day workshop, educators will:

  • Learn current scholarship on the history of the Holocaust and new research focused on human behavior, group dynamics, and bias

  • Increase their ability to facilitate respectful classroom discussions on difficult issues such as racism, antisemitism, and other forms of exclusion in a way that invites personal reflection and critical analysis

  • Learn a new way of structuring curriculum to help students connect history to their own lives and the choices they make

  • Engage with classroom-ready multimedia resources and learn how to build a customized unit that meets your curriculum objectives

  • Discover new teaching strategies that help students interrogate text, think critically, and discuss controversial issues respectfully

After this workshop, you will:

  • Become part of the Facing History educator network, with access to a rich slate of educator resources, including units and lesson plans, study guides, and multimedia

  • Be able to borrow books and DVDs through our online lending library at no cost

This workshop will be a full-day workshop (8:30 AM - 3:30 PM) on June 6th and half-day workshop (8:30 AM - 12:30 PM) on June 7th.

Salt Lake Community College, South City Campus
1575 State St
Salt Lake City, UT 84115
June 6, 2019 - June 7, 2019
8:30 am - 12:30 pm

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