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How to Speak to your Students About Conflict

Help your students to discuss conflict by creating a supportive and reflective learning environment. This event is aimed at teachers in the UK.

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Our single professional learning sessions are designed to easily fit into your day. Typically one hour or less, these sessions explore timely and relevant topics including teaching strategies, current events, and more.

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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.

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The ongoing war in Ukraine is deeply disturbing and difficult for everyone, let alone young people, to process. The awareness of the lives lost and destroyed by this conflict, the racist undertones in how it has been reported in some media outlets, and the uncertainty about what might happen next take an emotional toll. Given this, it is important that the classroom is an environment in which students feel supported in expressing their concerns and facing this uncertainty, and which offers a sense of stability.

Join us for a one-hour conversation in which we will provide activities and resources to help ground students when discussing the war in Ukraine, and other conflicts, in a safe and reflective way. We will also suggest ways in which you can help students be critical consumers of the information they encounter online and in the media. Then there will be the opportunity to discuss and share experiences with other teachers in breakout rooms. 

This event is aimed at teachers in the UK.

Details for joining the Zoom meeting will be shared by email prior to the event.

4.30pm–5.30pm GMT

Michelle Perkins

Senior Programme Associate


Michelle Perkins, Senior Programme Associate

Michelle is responsible for our programme activity, training and supporting the teacher network, facilitating CPD workshops and seminars, and delivering educational projects with teachers and students. Michelle has a BA (History), MA (Jewish History and Culture) and PhD from the University of Southampton, where her thesis focused on gender, social welfare and identity during the occupation of France. Prior to her role at Facing History, Michelle has worked in the academic and corporate sectors, as Visiting Lecturer and Tutor at the Universities of Southampton and Westminster, Knowledge Manager at BP, and in research and editorial for companies such as IHS and Procurement Leaders.

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