This seminar 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.
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?
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.
This workshop will explore ways to engage students in the issues raised by the Civil Rights Movement. By studying the choices that led to critical episodes in that struggle, students learn to analyze history using a lens of how identity, group membership, ethics, and moral judgements have influenced historical events. They can then also learn to connect this history meaningfully to contemporary events.