Themes of identity, membership, belonging, and participation are the cornerstones of Facing History’s new advisory curriculum, Community Matters. Our curriculum is designed to help you build student-centered spaces where honest questioning, discussion, and social and academic growth can occur. Students build understanding and empathy, break down stereotypes, find and build their voices, and develop the skills necessary for academic and community success. Built on a foundation of social-emotional learning, this curriculum supports and challenges young people who are beginning to see themselves as unique individuals with a desire to belong.
In this workshop, participants will:
Receive a print copy of Community Matters: A Facing History and Ourselves Approach to Advisory.
Explore how to help define their school’s vision of advisory programmatically — What is its function or purpose, and what does or will it look like in practice?
Become familiar with Facing History’s new advisory materials and teaching methodology for a student-centered classroom.
Consider how advisory helps to build community within the classroom setting and school at large.
Get specific examples of how some participating schools have implemented Community Matters into their advisory curriculum.
While the curriculum is designed specifically for grades 8-10, we welcome any administrators or teachers grades 6-12 who are interested in exploring our approach to advisory.
*Schools participating in the 2020 Teaching Facing History Grant will receive free admission for two attendees.