Studying the Holocaust using Facing History’s approach allows students to wrestle with profound moral questions while fostering their skills in ethical reasoning, critical thinking, empathy, and civic engagement—all of which are critical for sustaining democracy. This seminar is intended for middle and high school teachers.
About Blended Seminars:
Especially for educators who have demanding schedules! A week before the face-to-face event, participants begin their seminar work online in an interactive course. They then meet in-person for three days.
In today’s world, questions of how to best build and maintain democratic societies that are pluralistic, open, and resilient to violence are more relevant than ever. Studying the Holocaust allows students to wrestle with profound moral questions raised by this history and fosters their skills in ethical reasoning, critical thinking, empathy, and civic engagement—all of which are critical for sustaining democracy.
Understanding Canada’s past helps young people understand what it means to be Canadian today, analyze the ethical questions that confront our nation, and consider the choices individuals have to shape the country’s future. This seminar will equip teachers with Facing History and Ourselves’ unique approach, through a study of Canada’s history, for engaging students academically, emotionally, ethically, and as active citizens.