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.
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.
In today’s world, questions of how to best build and maintain democratic societies that are pluralistic, open, and resilient to violence are more relevant than ever. Studying the Holocaust using Facing History’s approach allows students to wrestle with profound moral questions raised by this history and fosters their skills in ethical reasoning, critical thinking, empathy, and civic engagement—all of which are critical for sustaining democracy.