Many teachers want their students to achieve emotional engagement with the history of the Holocaust and therefore teach this history with the goal of fostering empathy. Emotional engagement with difficult material takes time and often teachers are unsure how to include images and films from the Holocaust that some students might find emotionally disturbing.
Facing History and Ourselves’ seminal case study, Holocaust and Human Behavior, includes a vast array of new scholarship, primary source material, images, videos, and audio that can be scaffolded for a middle school audience.
In this third webinar in our three-part series geared specifically toward middle school educators we will:
Explore some of the immediate and long-term legacies in the lives of individuals, in the course of nations, and in the new ideas, laws, policies, and institutions that were developed in response to the death and destruction of WWII
Consider what it means not just to learn about this history at the middle school level but also to remember it and acknowledge how it influences our lives now