With the recent passage of S2557, “An Act Concerning Genocide Education,” Massachusetts educators have been tasked with incorporating genocide and human rights issues into their classrooms. At Facing History, we believe that an essential part of teaching is instilling in young people a sense of agency to stand up to bigotry and hate, and to make choices for a more just and equitable world. Genocide education provides us with a crucial opportunity to do just that, weaving together historical case studies and, tragically, ongoing current events. Join us for a morning of rich engagement and thoughtful conversation as we seek to build common understanding of the legislation, what resources we have to support you, and more.
In this workshop, we will:
- Provide guidance and support for MA educators around S2557 An Act Concerning Genocide Education.
- Engage with resources and content that can be implemented in middle and high schools, and how they align with MA standards, civic learning principles, and SEL.
- Hear directly from a Witness to History speaker and consider the impact that personal narrative can have on student learning.
Zoom details will be forwarded to participants 1-day prior to the workshop.
This workshop is open to all educators with a particular focus on Massachusetts educators