In today's world questions of how to best build and maintain democratic societies that are pluralistic, open, and resistant to violence are more relevant than ever and central to the work of Facing History and Ourselves. Seminar participants will study the fragility of democracy in Weimar Germany, the ensuing Holocaust, and the legacies of this history through an in-depth, case study. This approach will invite you and your students to wrestle with profound moral questions dependent on ethical reasoning, critical thinking, empathy, and civic engagement—all of which are critical for sustaining democracy.
Who should take the course? 6th–12th grade US history, humanities, and English/Language Arts teachers and curriculum specialists; Chicago Public Schools World Studies teachers (Skyline unit)
ISBE credits will be offered
Breakfast and lunch will be provided, vegetarian options will be included.
This workshop will be held two days, November 1-2, in-person, at the Erikson Institute.
Address: 451 N LaSalle St, Chicago, IL 60654