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Self-Paced Workshop

Getting Started with Holocaust and Human Behavior

This interactive self-paced workshop will support you in teaching a short unit of study of Holocaust and Human Behavior.

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On-Demand Webinar

Legacies of the Holocaust: Building a More Humane World with Dr. Wendy Lower and Dr. Karen Murphy

Dr. Wendy Lower discusses her latest book The Ravine: A Family, a Photograph, a Holocaust Massacre Revealed with Dr. Karen Murphy, the Director of International Strategy for Facing History and Ourselves.

On-Demand Webinar

Holocaust Survivor Stories in the Classroom

Explore ways to incorporate survivor and descendent testimony into lessons about the Holocaust.

On-Demand Webinar

Those Who Were There: Using Podcasts and Survivor Testimony in Your Classroom

Explore the significance of hearing testimonies from survivors and witnesses of the Holocaust and the impact of using podcasts as a learning tool in your classroom.

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Classroom Video

Memory and Legacy: Preparing to Learn from Descendants of Holocaust Survivors

Explore how framing a lesson around the importance of memory using classroom discussion and journaling can prepare students to learn from survivors of the Holocaust and their descendants.

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On-Demand Webinar

Who Will Write Our History: A Conversation with Filmmaker Roberta Grossman

Explore our lessons on Who Will Write Our History, learn about educational resources on the Warsaw ghetto at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and listen to a discussion with the filmmaker on her visionary film.

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On-Demand Webinar

Rethinking America and the Holocaust

Explore the motivations, pressures, and fears that shaped Americans' responses to Nazism, the European refugee crisis of the 1930s, and the Holocaust.

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On-Demand Webinar

New Holocaust and Human Behavior Lessons for Experienced Educators in Jewish Settings

Developed specifically for educators in Jewish settings, the webinar will explore five new lessons from Teaching Holocaust and Human Behavior which are designed to help you lead middle or high school students through an examination of the catastrophic period of the Holocaust from a historical perspective.

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On-Demand Webinar

Holocaust Remembrance Day: Exploring Memory and Legacy

Join us as we consider short films, lesson ideas, and poetry through which students can learn about the Holocaust.

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Classroom Video

Teaching about the Weimar Republic

Watch a teacher help her students consider several first-person accounts of life in Weimar Germany.

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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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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

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

Socratic Seminar: Weimar Republic

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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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

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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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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