People Make Choices. Choices Make History.

Facing History and Ourselves, a Brookline-based educational non-profit organization, is offering three free webinars over the next three weeks.

These webinars will be of use to anyone who teaches history, even though they are about using Facing History's updated Holocaust and Human Behavior curriculum. In addition to specific connections to their curriculum, each webinar provides examples of how to use certain materials and strategies:

  • Webinar 1 will "model particular teaching strategies geared toward helping students analyze historical images in classroom settings."
  • In webinar 2, "get tips for teaching strategies that connect the study of history with ethical reflection and human behavior."
  • Webinar 3 will explore some of the legacies of World War II and the Holocaust, and will "consider what it means not just to learn about this history but also to remember it and acknowledge how it influences our lives now."

Follow these links for details and registration for each webinar. Each is on a Wednesday from 3– 4 p.m.

If you haven't yet discovered Facing History and Ourselves, please do so! A few ABE programs in Massachusetts are using Facing History resources as part of their own curricula; see one example. Check out Facing History's teaching strategies that "nurture students' literacy and critical thinking skills within a respectful classroom climate."

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