In today’s world, questions of how to best build and maintain democratic societies that are pluralistic, open, and resilient to violence are more relevant than ever. Studying the Holocaust allows students to wrestle with profound moral questions raised by this history and fosters their skills in ethical reasoning, critical thinking, empathy, and civic engagement—all of which are critical for sustaining democracy.
Independent evaluation has shown that implementing Facing History’s approach improves students’ higher-order thinking skills, increases students’ civic efficacy and engagement with civic matters, and increases students’ tolerance for others who hold contrary views.
In this three-day seminar featuring the fully revised, printed edition of 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
- Increase their ability to facilitate respectful classroom discussions on issues such as racism, antisemitism, and other forms of exclusion in a way that invites personal reflection and critical analysis
- 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
After this seminar, attendees will:
- Receive a free copy of Holocaust and Human Behavior
- Become part of the Facing History educator network, with access to a rich slate of educator resources, including downloadable unit and lesson plans, study guides, and multimedia
This seminar is intended for middle and high school teachers of history, literature and humanities.
This event will be hosted in-person at the Facing History and Ourselves Southeast Regional Office.
Address: 115 Huling Ave, Memphis, TN 38103