This workshop examines the events leading up to World War II in East Asia, the atrocities committed during the Japanese Imperial Army’s occupation of the city of Nanjing, China, in 1937, and the sexual enslavement of “Comfort Women.”
Join Facing History as we model ideas for designing your own semester or year-long Facing History elective class. Area Facing History elective teachers will share innovative and creative ways to incorporate Facing History resources and pedagogical approach in elective classes.
In this workshop you will discover new interdisciplinary teaching strategies that reinforce historical and literacy skills.
This workshop will focus on Facing History’s approach to bringing current events into the classroom.
How is it that a genocide widely covered in 1915 became a contested and denied history in subsequent years? Using primary sources and critical literacy skills, explore both the history of the Armenian genocide and the circumstances that have led to its denial.
This workshop introduces educators to 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 one-day workshop that will navigate the “us” and “them” dynamics related to race in Chicago’s rich history and help us connect to broader historical themes which shed light on contemporary challenges.
Using Michael Bronski’s book, Queer History of the United States, we will explore some of FH teaching strategies that can be used to understand the role that sexual identity has played in shaping the political, economic, and cultural history of the United States.
This is a 3-part learning series. Please make every effort to attend all 3 sessions. If you are unable to commit to all 3 then you should register for meeting 3 with the author, Teaching A Queer History of the United States by Michael Bronski.
Meeting 1: Thursday, January 31, 2019 from 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Meeting 2: Thursday, March 7, 2019 from 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Meeting 3: Saturday, April 13, 2019 from 10:00 AM – 1:30 PM