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Self-Paced Workshop

Getting Started with Holocaust and Human Behavior

Getting Started with Holocaust and Human Behavior: Teaching a One-Week Unit, is an interactive online self-paced workshop designed to support you in teaching a short unit of study of Holocaust and Human Behavior.

Self-Paced Workshop

Teaching Red Scarf Girl

This interactive workshop uses resources from the companion study guide Teaching Red Scarf Girl and helps teachers develop a customized teaching plan informed by Facing History’s approach.

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On-Demand Webinar

Eyes on the Prize in the Classroom: Voices from the Civil Rights Movement

Watch this webinar to hear Mr. Charles Mauldin, Selma March youth leader, reflect on his experiences as a student activist and the power of young people to spark social change, both during the civil rights movement and today.

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On-Demand Webinar

Current Events in Your Classroom

In this webinar, we discuss tips for making meaningful connections between current events and your curriculum and strategies for navigating partisan politics in diverse classrooms.

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On-Demand Webinar

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

Watch this webinar to hear reflections from Mr. Spielberg on the power of storytelling and addressing injustice, gain insights from Schindler’s list survivor Rena Finder and learn effective strategies to prepare students to view the film.

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On-Demand Webinar

A Conversation with Steven Spielberg: Using 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? How do you engage students in conversations around racism, antisemitism and other forms of hatred? Watch this webinar to hear Mr. Spielberg discuss the legacy of Schindler’s List, its impact on Holocaust education, and the importance of responding to hatred in our communities today.

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Classroom Video

Defining Freedom: Facilitating a Conversation About the Reconstruction Era

In this classroom video, a high school history teacher leads a classroom discussion that explores the meaning of freedom to formerly enslaved people during the Reconstruction era. By learning about the choices and aspirations of freedpeople immediately after Emancipation, students grapple with what it means to be free, and they also consider what role freedom plays in their own lives.

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On-Demand Webinar

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

In this webinar, we explore some of the immediate and long-term legacies in the lives of individuals, in the course of nations, and in the policies developed in response to the death and destruction of WWII.

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Classroom Video

Identity Charts

An identity chart is a graphic organizer that students can use to reflect on the factors that shape their individual identity as well those that shape their identity as the member of a community. In this video, high school students create identity charts during the first week of the school as they prepare to write essays for their college applications.

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On-Demand Webinar

Teaching About the Holocaust in Middle School Classrooms: Teaching the Rise of the Nazis through Images

This webinar examines how to use images to support middle school students’ understanding of key themes in the history of the rise of the Nazis and models teaching strategies geared toward helping middle school students analyze historical images.

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Classroom Video

Using Journals at the Beginning and End of a Lesson

A journal is an instrumental tool for helping students develop their ability to critically examine their surroundings from multiple perspectives and to make informed judgments about what they see and hear. Journals make learning visible by providing a safe, accessible space for students to share thoughts, feelings, and uncertainties. In this classroom video, a high school history teacher uses journals with his students both at the beginning and end of a lesson on Reconstruction.

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Classroom Video

Contracting

Contracting is an effective strategy to create a reflective classroom. In this video, a middle school teacher leads his class through the contracting process during the first week of school and students discuss expectations and norms of how class members will treat each other.

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Classroom Video

Barometer

The Barometer teaching strategy helps students share their opinions by asking them to line up along a continuum based on their position on an issue. It is especially useful when you want to discuss an issue about which students have a wide range of opinions. In this video, middle school students learn how to participate in a Barometer activity during the first week of school.

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Classroom Video

Journaling in a Reflective Classroom

A journal is an instrumental tool for helping students develop their ability to critically examine their surroundings from multiple perspectives and to make informed judgments about what they see and hear. Journals make learning visible by providing a safe, accessible space for students to share thoughts, feelings, and uncertainties. In this video, middle school students acclimate to using journals during the first week of school.

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On-Demand Webinar

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

Watch this webinar 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 in 2018.

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On-Demand Webinar

Teaching About the Holocaust in Middle School Classrooms: New Films to Explore the Holocaust and Human Behavior

Watch this webinar to learn how to integrate video testimonies and original mini-documentaries into your middle school classroom.

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Classroom Video

Identity Charts

An identity chart is a graphic organizer that students can use to reflect on the factors that shape their individual identity as well those that shape their identity as the member of a community. In this video, students create identity charts for different civil rights activists.

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On-Demand Webinar

An Introduction to Getting Started with Holocaust and Human Behavior

Watch this webinar to learn about our self-paced workshop, Getting Started with Holocaust and Human Behavior, and how it can help you develop your own customized teaching plan informed by Facing History’s approach and our one-week unit outline.

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Classroom Video

Graffiti Boards

Graffiti Boards are a shared writing space where students record their comments and questions about a topic. This video shows a high school class using this strategy as a brainstorming tool in preparation for their "Action Project."

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Classroom Video

Introducing the Weimar Republic

Students read about and discuss the Weimar Republic using primary source readings from Holocaust and Human Behavior.

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Classroom Video

Using Survivor Testimony: Preparation

Survivor and witness testimonies help students empathize with the human and inhuman dimensions of important moments in history. In this video, students view, react to, and discuss first-person accounts of the Holocaust.

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On-Demand Webinar

Student Agency After Parkland

This webinar explores the many questions faced by educators in the wake of the events in Parkland, Florida.

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Classroom Video

Connecting Students to Memorials via Arts/Makerspace

Through an interdisciplinary hands-on art class, students create memorials to those lost during the Holocaust. Several students have personal ties to the Holocaust and share how their projects honor these connections.

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On-Demand Webinar

Fostering Civil Discourse, Part I

In this first webinar of a two-part series, strategies are modeled to help teachers foster civil discourse in their classrooms.

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On-Demand Webinar

Fostering Civil Discourse, Part II

In this second webinar in the two-part series, successes and challenges of implementing strategies to foster civil discourse and create reflective classrooms are discussed.

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On-Demand Webinar

Teaching Night

This webinar explores the Teaching Night resource guide with a focus on how to use the many resources in the guide with students.

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Classroom Video

Socratic Seminar: Social Justice

In this video, students participate in a Socratic seminar centered on the essential question, "How do our personal stories influence how we fight for justice?" They consider the personal stories of civil rights activists Yuri Kochiyama and Angela Davis.

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On-Demand Webinar

Explore the Legacy of the Holocaust Today

This webinar explores some of the immediate and long-term legacies of the Holocaust and World War II.

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Classroom Video

Two-Column Note-Taking

In this video, the teacher uses the Two-Column Note-Taking strategy with his students to help them organize their thoughts and emotional responses as they listen to recorded survivor testimony. This strategy gives students literal space to process their emotional responses to challenging material.

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Classroom Video

Understanding We and They

In this video, students discuss the idea of “we and they.” They reflect on the snap judgements they make about others and consider how others might make quick calculations about them. Concepts of membership, belonging and stereotypes are addressed.

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On-Demand Webinar

Teaching in a Time of Terrorism

This webinar provides support for educators to think about what and how they will teach in a time of terrorism.

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On-Demand Webinar

News Literacy in a Digital Age

This webinar explores ways teachers can help their students to become informed and effective civic participants in today’s digital landscape.

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Classroom Video

The Power of Propaganda

In this video, a high school class prepares to read Elie Wiesel’s Night. To build their historical understanding, students participate in a gallery walk to learn about the power of Nazi propaganda.

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Classroom Video

Introduction to Contracting

Contracting is an effective strategy to create a reflective classroom. In this video, a teacher leads a class through the contracting process and students discuss expectations and norms of how class members will treat each other.

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On-Demand Webinar

Navigating Difficult Conversations: Talking About DACA and DREAMers

As educators, what do we need to consider when discussing DACA, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, and the preceding DREAM Act, in class? This webinar provides tips for facilitating conversations about this topic.

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Classroom Video

The Weimar Republic: Socratic Seminar

In this video, students participate in a Socratic seminar after reading Voices in the Dark, a first-person account of antisemitism experienced by a WWI veteran. The Socratic seminar centers around the question, "What does this story teach us about Germany in the early 1920s?"

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On-Demand Webinar

Navigating Difficult Conversations: Gender Identity

This webinar explores how to facilitate open and respectful classroom conversations about gender identity.

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Classroom Video

Think-Pair-Share

This video shows the Think-Pair-Share strategy in action with high school students.

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On-Demand Webinar

Navigating Difficult Conversations: Building Trust

This webinar focuses on how to cultivate safe spaces for students so that open and respectful dialogue can take place in the classroom.

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On-Demand Webinar

New Films to Explore the Holocaust and Human Behavior

In this webinar, you’ll learn how to integrate the new edition’s video testimonies and original mini-documentaries into your classroom, and get tips for teaching strategies that connect the study of history with ethical reflection and human behavior.

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Classroom Video

Gallery Walk

This video shows a high school class using the Gallery Walk strategy to consider images of monuments and memorials before embarking on an "Action Project."

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Classroom Video

Evidence Logs

The Evidence Logs strategy provides a place where students can centralize and organize evidence they collect over the course of a unit. This video shows how this strategy can be used to prepare students for a Socratic Seminar.

 

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Classroom Video

Exploring Judgment and Justice

Students explore the nature of justice and how the unwritten rules of society can impact how laws are carried out. The class discusses the historical case of the Scottsboro Boys, nine black teenagers falsely accused of raping two white women in 1930s Alabama.

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Classroom Video

A Range of Choices: Terminology

Part 1 of the two-part lesson, "A Range of Choices." Students are introduced to the terminology of the roles individuals play (bystander, upstander, collaborator, victim, and perpetrator).

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Classroom Video

A Range of Choices: In Action

Part 2 of the two-part lesson, "A Range of Choices." Students read primary sources and discuss the roles that individuals have played in those historical cases.

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On-Demand Webinar

Teaching the Rise of the Nazis Through Images

This webinar explores how images from Holocaust and Human Behavior can be used to support students' understanding of key themes in the history of the rise of the Nazis.

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On-Demand Webinar

A New Approach to Teaching the Reconstruction Era

During this webinar, you will be introduced to teaching about the Reconstruction era using an approach that helps students connect this history to their own lives and the choices they make today.

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On-Demand Webinar

Back to School: 5 Strategies to Start Off Your Year

This webinar models strategies designed to help you build classroom community and support your students to develop effective skills for civic participation.

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