Memory & Legacy: Challenging Uses of Symbols and Speech

April 1, 2020
Challenging Uses of Symbols and Speech

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Memory & Legacy: Challenging Uses of Symbols and Speech

This workshop, a collaboration between the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center and Facing History and Ourselves, will explore the use of symbols and the power of speech and how we can engage students in conversations about the connections between symbols and speech in history and today. Exploring sources from two Facing History  historical case studies, Teaching the Reconstruction Era and Holocaust and Human Behavior, this workshop will consider how those historical moments are represented through symbols and speech in contemporary society. 

  • Participants will receive copies of Teaching Reconstruction and Holocaust and Human Behavior

  • Strategies will be modeled to promote inclusive, engaged classrooms that foster student agency and deliberation

  • Educators will see see aspects of the permanent exhibit at the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center as part of the workshop and will be able to tour the museum after the workshop


After this workshop, you will:

  1. 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

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


This workshop is recommended for 7th–12th grade social studies or humanities teachers. Illinois Educators can earn clock hours from the IHMEC. Breakfast and lunch will be served. 

Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center
9603 Woods Drive
Skokie, IL 60077
April 1, 2020
9:00 am - 2:30 pm

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