Where is the line between duty and conscience? When do ethical considerations trump diplomats’ duty to carry out government policies? In this one-day workshop we will use a new online resource created by Facing History to accompany the film The Rescuers to examine acts of rescue and resistance during the Holocaust. The Rescuers tells the story of 13 diplomats who served in Europe and, at great risk to themselves and at times their loved ones, assisted Jews in their attempt to flee Nazi persecution.
In this workshop you will:
Discover new teaching strategies, classroom activities, and multimedia resources to use in your classroom that align with the Common Core
Explore questions such as “how do our religious, ethnic, and national identities shape the way we construct our universe of moral responsibility?” and “what leads one person and not another to do the right thing, regardless of the consequences?”
After this workshop you will:
Become part of the Facing History Educator Network, with access to a rich slate of educator resources, including downloadable unit and lesson plans, study guides, and online tools
Recommended for 6th-12th grade U.S. history, world history, and history elective teachers.