This workshop introduces Facing History's new unit created in partnership with the USHMM that explores the motives, pressures, and fears that shaped the varied American responses to the growth of Nazism and the humanitarian refugee crisis of the 1930’s and 1940s.
How can teachers begin to build an open, supportive, and reflective learning community from the beginning of the school year? In this webinar, we’ll discuss the important role the first few days of school play in supporting students’ social-emotional learning and academic success.
In 1957, nine black teenagers faced the threats of angry mobs when they attempted to enter Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. The desegregation of Central High School ignited a crisis historian Taylor Branch describes as “the most severe test of the Constitution since the Civil War.” We will examine this key moment in U.S. history and learn new ways to engage students in the issues raised by the American civil rights movement and their implications today.
This seminar examines the dehumanization, violence, and threats to democracy which created the conditions for both the Armenian genocide and the Holocaust, as well as the role of justice and judgment in their aftermath.
One LAUSD salary point or three USD university credits will be available for seminar participants.
In this webinar, we will share tips, strategies and tools you can use in your classroom to help engage students in productive and meaningful discussions about current world issues such as global migration, democracy, hate, intolerance and many others.
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 seminar features Holocaust and Human Behavior and is intended for middle and high school social studies, history, civics, ELA, and humanities teachers.
CTLE hours are avaialble for New York State teachers
CTLE hours are avaialble for this seminar.
In today's world questions of how to best build and maintain democratic societies that are pluralistic, open, and resistant to violence are more relevant than ever. Studying the Holocaust 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 seminar is offered in partnership with the Sarah and Chaim Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre.