Choosing to Participate is a crucial component of Facing History and Ourselves’ pedagogical approach. Through a critical and informed study of history, students apply what they have learned about the courageous choices of civic actors in history as they identify ways they can bring about positive change in their communities. Whether you have one class period, a week, or longer to support students’ self-reflection and informed civic action, this workshop (and the accompanying resource) will provide a flexible set of tools, strategies, lessons, and student-led project examples to help develop your students’ civic agency.
In this workshop, you will:
Get a first look at our newest resource, Choose to Participate: Facing History’s Approach to Civic Participation, which will be published in February 2020.
Leave with strategies you can use to support student-led civics projects, in alignment with the MA History and Social Studies frameworks’ emphasis on civics education.
Be provided with curricular resources to develop the knowledge and skills of students to become thoughtful and active participants in a democratic society.