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Professional Learning

Teaching with Testimony: Learning from Descendant Stories

Join us in conversation with Caren Osten Gerszberg, daughter and granddaughter of Holocaust survivors, and Spirit Tawfiq, daughter of Minnijean Brown Trickey, one of the “Little Rock Nine,” as we discuss the unique and valuable perspective descendent stories can add to your classroom.

February 07, 2023 | 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm EST

Virtual

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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 CTLE (New York).

Eligible for 90 minutes CTLE Hours for NY educators or a standard certificate of completion for NJ educators.

Civics & Citizenship History Social Studies
Human & Civil Rights The Holocaust

Key Points

  1. This event is aimed at NY & NJ area teachers.

Survivor and witness testimonies help students appreciate and empathize with the human impact of important moments in history. Important histories like the Holocaust and Civil Rights Movement are becoming more distant. And, over time, survivors and witnesses to these events are no longer able to share their stories. How can we engage with their experiences and learn from their children and descendants?

In this virtual workshop, hear from Caren Osten Gerszberg, daughter and granddaughter of Holocaust survivors, and Spirit Tawfiq, daughter of Minnijean Brown Trickey, one of the “Little Rock Nine,” as we discuss the unique and valuable perspective descendent stories can add to your classroom.

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