This online seminar features Facing History’s seminal resource Holocaust and Human Behavior and is intended for 6–12th grade world history, U.S. history, humanities, or English language arts educators.
Help students wrestle with the profound moral questions raised by the study of the Holocaust and foster their skills in civic engagement, ethical reasoning, critical thinking, and empathy—all of which are necessary for sustaining democracy.
In this online seminar—featuring Holocaust and Human Behavior—teachers will:
- Learn current scholarship on the history of the Holocaust and new research focused on human behavior, group dynamics, and bias
- Learn a new way of structuring curriculum to help students connect history to their own lives and the choices they make
- Engage with classroom-ready multimedia resources and learn how to build a customized unit that meets your curriculum objectives
- Discover new teaching strategies that help students interrogate text, think critically, and discuss controversial issues respectfully
- Increase their ability to facilitate respectful classroom discussions on difficult issues such as racism, antisemitism, and other forms of exclusion in a way that invites personal reflection and critical analysis
Taking place over four days, this seminar offers a real-time, interactive online classroom where participants will connect in facilitated whole- and small-group sessions. Holocaust survivor Jack Trompetter will join us for a session to discuss his parents' decision to go into hiding, and the importance of Holocaust education.
Seminar At-a-Glance Details
Who should take this seminar: 6th–12th grade US history, humanities, and English language arts teachers and curriculum specialists.
Cost: We charge a non-refundable processing fee of $25 when your application has been accepted. The full event cost of the seminar has been covered by generous funding from Facing History & Ourselves donors and partner organizations.
Schedule: Monday, July 17 – Thursday, July 20, 2023
Time Commitment: Approximately 4.5 hours per day (plus some breaks). There is a pre-work module to complete before the seminar that is approximately 2 hours in length.
Format: Facilitated Zoom meetings with session materials in Canvas.
Accessibility: Facing History is committed to creating and maintaining a welcoming and inclusive educational environment for educators of all abilities. If you have an accessibility need, please contact us at support [at] facinghistory.org (support[at]facinghistory[dot]org).
Certificate of Completion: Awarded upon successful completion of the seminar for 20 professional development hours. Requirements for professional development hours vary by state. It is the educator's responsibility to ensure that they are meeting the requirements of their state. If you are an educator based in New York, after taking this course you are eligible for 20 CTLE hours. If you are an educator based in Illinois, after taking this course you are eligible for up to 20 clock hours. Please contact support [at] facinghistory.org (support[at]facinghistory[dot]org) to learn more about CTLE or clock hours.