Is it possible to recover justice after collective violence? By exploring the history of apartheid in South Africa and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission created to help the country move forward, students can grapple with the profound moral questions raised in our society today about violence and recovery. This case study builds student skills in ethical reasoning, critical thinking, empathy, and civic engagement, while also providing a foundation for exploring contemporary questions of history and justice closer to home.
In this one-day workshop, teachers will:
Learn about apartheid in South Africa through close examination of the work of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
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
Discover teaching strategies that support the state Framework approach to Inquiry and Literacy by helping students interrogate text, think critically, and discuss controversial issues respectfully