How does society rebuild after extraordinary division and trauma, when the ideals and values of democracy are most vulnerable? We will explore this significant period in U.S. history, when Americans were faced with the challenge of restoring a nation amid the social and political upheaval of the civil war.
Who should take this mini-course: This unit is intended for implementation in high school US History. Priority will be given to participants from Chicago Public Schools but applicants from across the country are welcome to apply.
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 from their own.
Duration: This workshop series will take place over 3 days. One hour of pre-reading will be sent in advance of the workshop. Day one will include a two hour synchronous workshop on Zoom (2 hours). Day two will include 2 hours of reading asynchronously. Day three will include a two hour synchronous workshop on Zoom (2 hours).
- Pre-work, prior to October 24: one hour of reading
- Day 1, October 24: two hour synchronous/live virtual workshop, 4pm - 6pm CT
- Day 2, October 25: two hours asynchronous reading & activities
- Day 3, October 26: two hour synchronous/live virtual workshop, 4pm - 6pm CT
Time commitment: Approximately 7 hours.
The 2-hour live learning sessions will not be recorded and will take place on Zoom on the following dates:
- Live Learning Sessions (4:00-6:00 pm CST)
- Call #1: October 24
- Call #2: October 26
Cost: Free. The registration fee and event fee for this online course have been waived thanks to generous funding from Facing History and Ourselves donors and partner organizations.