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 one-day workshop—featuring the fully revised, digital edition of Holocaust and Human Behavior—teachers will:
- 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
Middle and High School teachers can register at https://sdcoe.k12oms.org/eventdetail.php?gid=1014&id=137549 before January 24, 2018. Cost for individuals is $50, $45 for teams of 2 or more, $30 for preservice teachers. Fee includes continental breakfast, lunch, and materials. Contact Emily Schell at firstname.lastname@example.org to request one of ISTEP's scholarships to pay your registration fee.