Memphis Events

2018

December

  • 10
    Examining Human Rights in the World Today
    Webinar
    Online

    The UDHR at 70: Examining Human Rights in the World Today

    Join us to explore classroom-ready lessons and resources that will help you teach about the ever increasing importance of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) as the UDHR reaches its 70th anniversary this month.

    Online
    12.10.18
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • 11
    An Introduction to Standing Up For Democracy (UK)
    Webinar
    Online

    Teaching Students to Stand Up for Democracy (UK Only)

    Join us for a webinar series where we will examine Facing History & Ourselves’ newest resource, Standing Up for Democracy, written to support the teaching of Citizenship and PSHE education in UK classrooms.

    Online
    12.11.18
    5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • 31
    Teaching Red Scarf Girl
    Self-paced Workshop
    Online
    $0.00

    Find details on how to register or pay for Facing History professional development, payment options, help with costs, refunds, and the Facing History Educator Network.

    Teaching Red Scarf Girl

    This 5-hour self-paced online workshop introduces Ji-li Jiang's memoir, Red Scarf Girl: A Memoir of the Cultural Revolution, through multimedia resources, readings, and teaching strategies that offer educators an insightful window into the first tumultuous years of the Cultural Revolution in China.
    12.31.18 - 5.31.19
    Online
  • 31
    Getting Started with Holocaust and Human Behavior
    Self-paced Workshop
    Online
    $0.00

    Find details on how to register or pay for Facing History professional development, payment options, help with costs, refunds, and the Facing History Educator Network.

    Getting Started with Holocaust and Human Behavior

    This self-guided workshop introduces Facing History and Ourselves’ case study, Holocaust and Human Behavior, through multimedia resources, readings, and teaching strategies that engage students in this powerful history and the themes of decision making, ethics, and responsibility. This workshop is designed to provide lesson ideas and support to teachers who may have a limited amount of class time to teach about the history of Nazi Germany and the Holocaust. This interactive workshop uses resources from the companion resource book Holocaust and Human Behavior and helps teachers develop a customized teaching plan informed by Facing History’s approach and the one-week unit outline.
    12.31.18 - 8.31.19
2019

January

  • 9
    Explore the Legacy of the Holocaust Today
    Webinar
    Online

    Teaching About the Holocaust in Middle School Classrooms: Explore the Legacy of the Holocaust Today

    Many teachers want their students to achieve emotional engagement with the history of the Holocaust and therefore teach this history with the goal of fostering empathy. Emotional engagement with difficult material takes time and often teachers are unsure how to include images and films from the Holocaust that some students might find emotionally disturbing.

    Online
    1.9.19
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • 9
    And Then They Came for Us
    Community Event
    Tennessee

    And Then They Came for Us

    Join Facing History and Ourselves  and the Brooks Museum for a special screening of And Then They Came for Us.

    This history of Japanese American internment during World War II is retold in this documentary from Abby Ginzberg and Ken Schneider.

    Memphis Brooks Museum of Art
    1934 Poplar
    Memphis, TN 38104
    1.9.19
    7:00 pm
  • 16
    America Divided
    Community Event
    Tennessee

    America Divided: "Whose History?"

    Join Facing History and Ourselves and the Brooks Museum for a special screening of Whose History, an episode of the docu-series America Divided.

    Whose History, featuring correspondent Jussie Smollett, explores how Tennessee and Memphis in particular has faced our legacies of racism and white supremacy with a focus on the taking down of confederate monuments and the recognition of lynchings. The film includes interviews with Memphis activists and organizations working to create a more just and equitable city.

    Memphis Brooks Museum of Art
    1934 Poplar Ave
    Memphis, TN 38104
    1.16.19
    7:00 pm
  • 17
    Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird
    Online Course
    Online
    $0.00

    Find details on how to register or pay for Facing History professional development, payment options, help with costs, refunds, and the Facing History Educator Network.

    A New Approach to Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird

    Join us for our online course, Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird, which will help you bring a fresh approach to exploring Harper Lee’s classic work with your students.
    1.17.19 - 2.20.19
    Online
  • 17
    Holocaust and Human Behavior
    Online Course
    Online
    $0.00

    Find details on how to register or pay for Facing History professional development, payment options, help with costs, refunds, and the Facing History Educator Network.

    Democracy at Risk: Holocaust and Human Behavior

    In today’s global climate, the urgency of sustaining democratic societies that are pluralistic, open, and resilient to violence is more pressing than ever. Studying the Holocaust and human behavior allows students to wrestle with profound moral questions raised by this history while fostering their skills in ethical and moral reasoning, critical analysis, empathy, and civic engagement—all of which are critical habits of mind for sustaining democracy.

    1.17.19 - 2.20.19
    Online
  • 17
    The Bintel Brief and Immigration Today
    Workshop
    Tennessee

    Immigration and Integration: The Bintel Brief and Immigration Today

    This session will use excerpts of the Bintel Brief to raise universal questions about integration, assimilation, and acculturation, themes as timely now as they were when it was written.

     

    Goldie Margolin School for Girls
    388 Conwell Rd
    Beit Medrasha Room
    Memphis, TN 38120
    1.17.19
    8:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • 17
    Schindler’s List in the Classroom
    Webinar
    Online

    Building a Toolbox Against Hate: Schindler’s List in the Classroom

    How can we apply the lessons of the film Schindler’s List toward standing up to hatred in our own communities?

    This webinar will take place on January 17th at 1-2pm EST.
     

    Online
    1.17.19
    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  • 23
    Igniting Student Agency Through Civics Literacy (MA)
    Webinar
    Online
    $0.00

    Find details on how to register or pay for Facing History professional development, payment options, help with costs, refunds, and the Facing History Educator Network.

    Igniting Student Agency Through Civics Literacy

    Join us as we explore the changing nature of civic learning and Facing History’s approach to nurturing students’ skills, knowledge, and dispositions for an active and engaged civic life.
    1.23.19
    4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Online
  • 23
    Rising Out of Hatred: A conversation with Eli Saslow
    Community Event
    Tennessee

    Rising Out of Hatred: A conversation with Eli Saslow

    Join Facing History and Ourselves for a conversation with Eli Saslow, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Rising Out of Hatred: The Awakening of a Former White Nationalist.

    Saslow will share his insights about how white-supremacist ideals migrated from the far-right fringe to the streets of Charlottesville and beyond, in order to help us reconcile this polarized American moment and to better understand one another.

    University of Memphis
    499 University St
    University Center, Theatre
    Memphis, TN 38112
    1.23.19
    7:00 pm

February

  • 5
    A Conversation with Anthony Ray Hinton
    Community Event
    Tennessee

    A Conversation with Anthony Ray Hinton

    Facing History and Ourselves and International Paper are proud to present a conversation with Anthony Ray Hinton, author of The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row, a powerful account of human dignity and hope and the fight for justice. Mr. Hinton was wrongly convicted of two murders outside of Birmingham, Alabama, in 1985, and spent nearly 30 years on death row before he was exonerated in 2015. Today, Mr. Hinton works as a Community Educator for the Equal Justice Initiative.
    The Orpheum
    203 S. Main St
    Memphis, TN 38103
    2.5.19
    10:00 am - 11:30 am

March

  • 7
    A New Approach to Teaching the Reconstruction Era
    Online Course
    Online
    $0.00

    Find details on how to register or pay for Facing History professional development, payment options, help with costs, refunds, and the Facing History Educator Network.

    A New Approach to Teaching the Reconstruction Era

    This interactive online course for middle- and high-school teachers explores the Reconstruction era in the United States and the construction of American identity. It includes Facing History’s free teaching resource: The Reconstruction Era and the Fragility of Democracy.
    3.7.19 - 4.10.19
    Online

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