A Facing History educator speaks to a classroom of parents
Professional Learning

Opportunities and Challenges: Teaching Current Events in Jewish Educational Settings

During this webinar, we share tips and tools you can use in your classroom to help engage students in productive and meaningful discussions about current world issues. We also practice strategies to navigate heightened emotions and a range of perspectives in diverse settings.

Virtual

View Event
Cost:  Free
You can watch this event at any time. You may be prompted to log in to your Facing History account or an event platform.

About this event:

Single Session

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.

Instructor-Led

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.

English & Language Arts Social Studies
Democracy & Civic Engagement

Teaching current events can be challenging: The news cycle moves quickly, the issues can spark strong feelings, and classroom time is tight. Yet engaging with current events is an essential part of educating young people to be informed and humane participants in a democracy.  How can you create a space where students learn to exchange ideas and reflect on sometimes confusing or controversial current events as they happen? How does their identity as Jews help shape the ways they understand or engage with different current events?

During this webinar, we share tips and tools you can use in your classroom to help engage students in productive and meaningful discussions about current world issues. We also practice strategies to navigate heightened emotions and a range of perspectives in diverse settings.