Changemakers: Youth Activism in History and Today

February 27, 2020
Youth Activism

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Changemakers: Youth Activism in History and Today

How can young people change the world? What are the best strategies to use? These questions challenge students to make important connections between the historical and contemporary case studies they examine and their own civic participation. During this one day workshop, we will model democratic teaching strategies designed to create more equitable classrooms. Using historical and current examples of youth decision-making and activism, our goal is to provide educators with a framework to inspire their students' development of their own civic engagement and agency, both current and future.


In this workshop, you will:

  1. Discover interdisciplinary teaching strategies that reinforce historical thinking and literacy skills, within Facing History’s approach to teaching difficult histories.

  2. Explore topics within the Civil Rights Movement that address questions of justice, equality, and citizenship and speak to the goals of protecting and expanding democracy.   


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

  • 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. Scholarships are available for CPS educators. Illinois Educators can earn 7 clock hours for full participation in this course. Breakfast and lunch will be served. Please contact [email protected] for information about scholarships or for any other questions.


2nd Floor Conference Center
2 N LaSalle
2nd Floor Conference Center
Chicago, IL 60602
February 27, 2020
8:30 am - 3:30 pm

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