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 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. In this 4-day seminar, teachers will receive a fully revised, edition of the Holocaust and Human Behavior resource book and accompanying teaching guide.
- Learn current scholarship on the history of the Holocaust and new research focused on human behavior, group dynamics, and bias.
- Increase their ability to facilitate respectful classroom discussions on difficult issues such as racism, antisemitism, and other forms of exclusion in a way that invites personal reflection and critical analysis.
- Learn a new way of structuring curriculum to help students connect history to their own lives and the choices they make.
- Engage with classroom-ready multimedia resources and learn how to build a customized unit that meets your curriculum objectives.
- Discover new teaching strategies that help students interrogate text, think critically, and discuss controversial issues respectfully.
We welcome humanities, English language arts, social studies teachers, as well as any administrators, counselors, and educators teaching grades 6-12 who are interested in engaging their students in case studies of human behavior.
Breakfast and lunch will be served. If you have any dietary allergy or intolerance, please email Nga_Mai@facinghistory.org.
This seminar is eligible for graduate credit.