Studying the Holocaust using Facing History’s approach allows students to wrestle with the profound moral questions raised by this history and fosters their skills in ethical reasoning, critical thinking, empathy, and community engagement - all of which are critical for sustaining democracy.
In this hour-long introductory webinar, teachers will:
Learn current scholarship on the history of the Holocaust and new research focused on human behaviour, group dynamics, and bias
Increase student 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
Learn a new way of structuring curriculum to help students connect history to their own lives and the choices they make
Engage with new classroom-ready multimedia resources and learn how to build a customised unit that meets your curriculum objectives
Discover new teaching strategies that help students interrogate text, think critically, and discuss controversial issues respectfully
This introductory webinar is intended for secondary school teachers who are looking for ways to teach the Holocaust to their students. Independent evaluation has shown that implementing Facing History’s approach improves students’ critical thinking skills, increases engagement levels and raises their tolerance for others.
Captioning will be provided during this webinar, which takes place from 4:30–5:30pm GMT. If this time doesn’t work for your schedule, be sure to register and we’ll notify you once the recording is available on our On-Demand Learning Center.