This workshop examines the events leading up to the systematic murder of over one million Armenians in 1915, and the role of justice and judgment in the aftermath of such atrocity.
This workshop introduces educators to Facing History's new resource, Teaching Mockingbird, which incorporates civic education, ethical reflection, and historical context into a literary exploration of Harper Lee's beloved novel.
Join us for a four-hour workshop that examines Memphis in 1968. Learn about the political, economic, and legal conditions that brought Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr to Memphis . Explore the challenges of poverty, unemployment, lack of education, and the strike of the sanitation workers that propelled Memphis to front of the Civil Rights Movement. We’ll use multimedia resources to explore the impact King had on civil and human rights in the United States and what work still needs to be done to realize his “dream.”
In collaboration with the Los Angeles County Office of Education, Facing History and Ourselves presents two one-day workshops to prepare students for college, career, and civic life by building literacy skills needed for effective civic engagement in the 21st century as described in the newly updated California History-Social Science Framework.
How do we understand and honor children's lives taken during the Holocaust?
This workshop explores the desegregation of Central High School in 1957, a defining moment in the American civil rights movement.
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. This one-day workshop features the fully revised, digital edition of Holocaust and Human Behavior and is intended for History and English/Language Arts teachers, middle and high school.
Join Facing History for a series of workshops throughout the school year that provide classroom strategies and resources educators can use to help students recognize that their choices can contribute to a thriving democracy.
This workshop features the 2017 edition of Facing History's groundbreaking resource book, Holocaust and Human Behavior, fully revised with new scholarship, primary documents, and rich illustrations. We will model the use of these interactive resources toward the creation of an engaging Holocaust and Human Behavior unit or course of study. 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.
Teachers new to Facing History and those who have previously taught Holocaust and Human Behavior will benefit from exploring this new resource with us.