Holocaust and Human Behavior Online Course
Holocaust and Human Behavior examines Facing History's core case study, providing an overview of the rise of the Nazis and the Holocaust, as well as an in-depth look at some of Facing History's topics, such as bystander behavior, obedience, rescuers and resisters, and civic participation.
In our courses we examine the Holocaust in a variety of disciplines including history, literature and the arts. Using Facing History’s principal resource book, Facing History and Ourselves: Holocaust and Human Behavior
, as well as video, and primary sources, participants will experience a rigorous encounter with this powerful history.
Those who take our Holocaust and Human Behavior online course will participate in a conference call with a survivor of the Holocaust, adding an unmatched level of depth and perspective to the course.
Participants will be expected to participate for a minimum of 4 hours per week for the eight weeks of the course. The online course format is asynchronous so that participants may complete assignments for any given week according to their own schedule.
This online course may be taken for graduate credit. For more information on this option, please contact Kit Stanton Kit_Stanton@facing.org.
Holocaust and Human Behavior participants each will receive a copy of our resource book, Facing History and Ourselves: Holocaust and Human Behavior.
And after participating in one of our online courses, educators will have access to:
- a free lending library of books, videos, and other materials
- personalized support in implementing the program in their middle or high school classroom
- over 20 resource books and study guides that relate the program to issues in the world today
- Facing History's online educator resources with lesson plans, curriculum modules, and other resources
- online and face-to-face workshops, forums, seminars, and conferences
- classroom speakers who inspire students
Fee: US$350 per person fee includes all materials. This fee does NOT cover the graduate credit option. Please also note that the fee does not cover the full cost of the course and follow up. The additional costs for providing these services have been underwritten by individual, foundation, and corporate donors. Don't hesitate to contact us with further questions about them. Graduate Credit
As an option for our course participants--and at an additional cost--we offer three graduate credits in education for successful completion of this course. Credits can be obtained through Lesley University, at an additional cost of $480, or through the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, at an additional cost of $450. If you are interested, please indicate so on your application. Please note that participants taking the course for graduate credits will have additional requirements, including a final project.Scholarships
A limited number of scholarships are available. We reserve scholarships for those middle or high school teachers of history or English who can commit to implementing Facing History's pedagogy and content in at least a four-week unit in their classroom during the school year in which they take and online course with us. Please indicate on your application if you are applying for a scholarship and describe in as much detail as possible how you plan to implement the pedagogy and content from this online course in your classroom. Please note: we require that all scholarship applicants first apply to their school or district for professional development funding before we are able to consider their scholarship application.More questions? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions page.