New York Election Day Workshop: The Fragility of Democracy
Join Facing History and the New-York Historical Society in person for an exploration of how individuals and institutions work to maintain and expand access to civil rights and democratic freedoms. Reflect on, what lessons does history offer on what’s needed to strengthen and sustain democracy today? Among the historical moments we will explore are the collapse of the Weimar Republic in Germany, and the Reconstruction Era in the United States. This event will be hosted in person.
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.
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).
Participants receive 6 CTLE hours for attending this event.
Democracy & Civic Engagement
As many of us exercise our voting rights on election day, it’s important to reflect on moments in history where we see both the strength and fragility of democracy. Join Facing History and the New-York Historical Society for an exploration of how individuals and institutions work to maintain and expand access to civil rights and democratic freedoms. Among the historical moments, we will explore are the collapse of the Weimar Republic in Germany, and the Reconstruction Era in the United States.
We will examine how nations expand their commitment to democratic rights in the aftermath of war and economic dislocation, and how the backlash from those filled with resentment and fear of ”the other'' derailed democracy and led to the rise of Fascism in Europe and the Jim Crow Era in the United States. What lessons can we learn from history to inform us on what’s needed to strengthen and sustain democracy today?
Participants receive 5.5 CTLE hours.
This event will be hosted in person atthe New-York Historical Society.
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Facing History invites educators to check out the following 5 classroom resources that offer a look at women making history in various contexts and/or contemporary experiences and contributions within various domains.
Suffrage Matters: 7 Reads on Black Voting Rights and Activism
Facing History & Ourselves
One way to deepen our understanding of voting rights is to consider the experiences of people who have been disenfranchised over the course of our nation’s history and into the present. The Black community is one that has faced immense barriers to voting, both in the distant past and even into the present.
A New Approach to Teaching the Reconstruction Era
During this webinar, you will be introduced to teaching about the Reconstruction era using an approach that helps students connect this history to their own lives and the choices they make today.
An Introduction to Teaching Standing Up for Democracy
An introduction to our Standing Up for Democracy unit, which provides resources and strategies to support Citizenship and PSHE education in the classroom.
Unsung Women of the Civil Rights Movement
Examine the impact of Ella Baker, Fannie Lou Hamer, Constance Baker Motley, and other women whose contributions to the Civil Rights Movement have not always been recognized.