Democracy and Freedom: An Introduction to Facing History’s Approach to Teaching US History | Facing History & Ourselves
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Democracy and Freedom: An Introduction to Facing History’s Approach to Teaching US History

Join us for an exploration of our new collection of U.S. History resources that develop historical inquiry skills and emphasizes students’ capacity for civic agency. This event will be hosted in-person.

June 18, 2024 | 9:00 am to 4:00 pm EDT

Cleveland, OH

Cost:  $25
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About this event:

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Our multi-session professional learning series are designed for in-depth exploration of themes and topics that help educators strengthen their skills and competencies. Session information is included in the event details.

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This professional learning event will be led by Facing History staff. When you register, you will receive instructions for how to attend the event.

This event qualifies for Certificate of Completion.

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Democracy & Civic Engagement

You will...

  1. Experience a Facing History approach to teaching U.S. History through hands-on activities and exploration of voices not often included in textbooks

  2. Engage with C3-style inquiry units that explore the relationship between democracy and freedom during the Founding Era, the Reconstruction Era, and at Angel Island Immigration Station

  3. Collaborate with other educators to discuss how to analyze history and its connection to today through a critical and ethical lens

Facing History’s approach to teaching U.S. history emphasizes students’ capacity for civic agency and develops the historical inquiry skills students need to generate more nuanced understandings of the struggle for democracy and freedom throughout US History.  Through this curated set of US History units and C3-style inquiries, students explore how progress towards greater freedom, equality, and justice are not inevitable, but a result of choices that people make.

Cost: There is a non-refundable $25 registration fee due once your application has been accepted. The $350 fee for this seminar has been waived thanks to generous funding from Facing History and Ourselves donors and partner organizations.

This event will be hosted in-person at the Urban Community School.
Address: 4909 Lorain Ave, Cleveland, OH 44102

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