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Bringing Current Events Into The Classroom
Engaging with current events is an essential part of educating young people to be informed and humane citizens in a democracy. Join us virtually for a workshop where we will explore how to bring unfolding events into the classroom, and model adaptable strategies that foster thoughtful classroom conversations.
We Are Facing History: Civics & 21st Century Democracy
Dr. Danielle Allen and Dr. Peter Levine discuss the necessity of fostering active civic participation and ways we can work across differences and break down polarization to build a stronger democracy.
All Community Read: Introducing Judy Heumann’s Being Heumann and Rolling Warrior
In this webinar, we introduce educators to Judith Heumann’s 2021 memoir, Being Heumann, an Unrepentant Memoir of a Disability Rights Activist and the young adult version: Rolling Warrior: The Incredible, Sometimes Awkward, True Story of a Rebel Girl on Wheels Who Helped Spark a Revolution.
Defining Genocide: The Attempt to Name and Prevent a Horrific Crime
In this virtual educator workshop in partnership with the New-York Historical Society, we look to remember the meaning of the word genocide and the conditions that drove a lawyer named Raphael Lemkin to coin this term to describe a horrific crime — a crime that prior to 1944 lacked a name and legal repercussions. By understanding the meaning of the term genocide and the human suffering to which it refers, our students will be able to use it with care while appreciating the need to wrestle with our obligations towards those victimized by a range of human rights violations.
New York Election Day Workshop: The Fragility of Democracy
New York, NY
Join Facing History and the New-York Historical Society in person for an exploration of how individuals and institutions work to maintain and expand access to civil rights and democratic freedoms. Reflect on, what lessons does history offer on what’s needed to strengthen and sustain democracy today? Among the historical moments we will explore are the collapse of the Weimar Republic in Germany, and the Reconstruction Era in the United States. This event will be hosted in person.
Learn about the play Common Ground Revisited, which explores various ways that key historical actors may have experienced the 1970s school desegregation in Boston and the different ways that contemporary Bostonians relate to these historical events.
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