5:30pm: Registration | 6:00pm: Program
This seminar introduces educators to Teaching Mockingbird, which incorporates civic education, ethical reflection, and historical context into a literary exploration of Harper Lee's novel.
CTLE hours are avaialble for New York State teachers.
In this seminar, participants will explore how the choices of immigrants, policy makers, and other individuals, both citizens and non-citizens alike, have redefined the relationship between freedom and democracy and have shaped what it means to be American.
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
Explore the role that antisemitism played at the 2017 Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville as a case study in contemporary antisemitism.