In the wake of mass violence, how might we better understand choices made by individuals and groups that led to atrocities? How do communities work to achieve both healing and justice?
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.
This interactive online course for middle- and high-school teachers explores the Reconstruction era in the United States and the construction of American identity. It includes Facing History’s free teaching resource: The Reconstruction Era and the Fragility of Democracy.
Canceled due to to the federal government shutdown at host site.
In collaboration with the National Museum of the American Indian in New York, we will examine the legacy and impact of two all-Indian boarding schools in the United States.
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
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.