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Navigating Difficult Conversations in the Social Studies Classroom

NYC educators will explore tools and resources to foster safe and reflective classrooms that engage in challenging social studies and civics content. This event will be held in-person.

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New York, NY

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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.

This event qualifies for CTLE (New York).

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Advisory Civics & Citizenship
Democracy & Civic Engagement
Civic Education Social-Emotional Learning

At a time of rising threats to democracy in the United States and around the world, the civic mission of schools is more important than ever. At Facing History and Ourselves, we recognize what is at stake in this moment because our study of history is a constant reminder of the fragility of democracy and the necessity of education. Engaging in civil discourse and learning means bringing your mind, heart, and conscience to reflective conversations on topics that matter, in ways that allow you to extend your understanding in dialogue with others. 

Join Facing History and Ourselves in partnership with New York City Public Schools’ Civics for All team and the New York Historical society for this professional learning opportunity focused on navigating difficult conversations and topics in a Social Studies and Civics classroom, including a look at issues of race, racism, and democracy during the Reconstruction Era and today. Facilitators will model pedagogical strategies, tools, and resources to help foster safe and reflective classrooms that are supportive of inclusive teaching and learning. Participants will leave with concrete pedagogical strategies and resources to use to engage students in meaningful discussions about difficult histories and civic agency.

For NYC Public school teachers grades 8 - 12

This event will occur in-person at the New York Historical Society.
170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024

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This event is eligible to give CTLE hours to New York teachers.

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