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Discover an interdisciplinary approach that links history, literature and ethics. Facing History seminars connect history to the moral questions inherent in a study not only of violence, racism, and antisemitism but also of courage, caring, and compassion. Seminars are based around Facing History and Ourselves resource books. The different types of seminars include:
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Holocaust and Human Behavior
Using Facing History’s principal resource book, Holocaust and Human Behavior, as well as video, primary sources, and presentations by survivors and leading scholars of the Holocaust, participants will experience a rigorous encounter with this powerful history.
Race and Membership in American History
Choices in Little Rock
This seminar helps teachers develop new insights into how notions of inclusion and exclusion have affected the thinking, behavior, and policies of Americans since the founding of our nation. Participants learn how the ideas of race in the 19th century help lay the groundwork for the eugenics movement in the early 20th century.
Please join us as we explore our resource book, Choices in Little Rock—a collection of teaching suggestions, activities, and primary sources that focus on the desegregation of Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, in 1957. These efforts led to a crisis that historian Taylor Branch once described as “the most severe test of the Constitution since the Civil War.”
Crimes Against Humanity: Armenian Genocide
Using the resource book, this institute explores historical narratives and groundbreaking scholarship focused on this difficult history. By concentrating on the choices that individuals, groups, and nations made before, during, and after the genocide, participants will consider the dilemmas faced by the international community in the face of massive human rights violations.
There are currently no Armenian Genocide seminars scheduled. Please check back for updates.