Facing History and Ourselves: Holocaust and Human Behavior

Holocaust and Human Behavior

Facing History and Ourselves: Holocaust and Human Behavior

How is history shaped by hatred, indifference, and denial, as well as by caring, compassion, and responsibility? In this weeklong seminar we will examine the range of choices that led to the failure of democracy in Germany and ultimately to the persecution of millions of Jews and other targeted groups. Participants will investigate the complexities of human behavior, judgment, memory, and how we as individuals and members of groups can make a difference in the world today.

Recommended for 6-12th grade U.S. history, world history, humanities, or English language arts teachers.

Participants are expected to secure the support of their principal and commit to teaching a unit of 4-6 weeks in 2014–2015 based on this seminar and following the Facing History journey. There will be a fieldtrip to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in the fall, a one-on-one follow-up meeting with a Facing History staff member, and several follow-up workshops / webinars offered by Facing History from which to choose. At least one of those follow-up opportunities will ask participants to share their unit plan or a piece of their unit plan and to reflect on the implementation of teaching strategies.  

After registering, registrants will receive an email with a document for their and their principal’s signature to show their commitment.

In this Seminar you will:

  • Discover new teaching strategies, classroom activities, and multimedia resources to use in your classroom aligned to the Common Core State Standards
  • Explore themes such as memory, legacy and one's universe of obligation
  • Receive a free copy of Facing History and Ourselves: Holocaust and Human Behavior

After this Seminar you will:

  • Receive a free class set (30 books) of Facing History and Ourselves: Holocaust and Human Behavior and a $100 stipend
  • Receive coaching and support as you implement this unit in your classroom
  • Receive an additional $100 stipend upon completion of teaching 4-6 week unit
  • Become part of the Facing History Educator Network, with access to a rich slate of educator resources, including downloadable unit and lesson plans, study guides, and online tools
  • Be able to borrow books and DVDs through our online lending library at no cost 

This Seminar is eligible for 2 Baltimore City Public Schools Achievement Units. Email [email protected] for details.

Jewish Museum of Maryland
15 Lloyd Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
8.11.14 - 8.13.14
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
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