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Join us for a conversation with Dr. Edward Westermann focusing on his research around perpetrator behavior in Nazi Germany. By examining the stories and choices of perpetrators, bystanders, upstanders, and rescuers during the Holocaust, we are not only better able to understand what happened during this crucial period of the twentieth century but can reach a deeper understanding of the range of human behavior in any time of crisis.
This webinar explored new scholarship about the role of alcohol consumption in the Third Reich and its connection to atrocities in Eastern Europe. Participants gained insights into the mindsets of Nazi officers and how to help students grapple with difficult moral questions. By examining what led some to limit their universes of obligation and see the lives of others as not worth protecting, we can better understand the forces in our own lives that might encourage us to act cruelly or inhumanely, or to ignore such actions by others.
In honor of Yom HaShoah or Holocaust Remembrance Day, Facing History takes the opportunity to remember the pain, suffering, and loss sustained by the victims of the Holocaust, their families, and the generations that have followed them.
Facing History grants educators the opportunity to take advantage of five virtual tours, exhibitions, and professional development resources to navigate the challenges that arise when teaching about genocide.
Facing History identifies six books that elevate understudied aspects of multiple historical genocides and the connections between them to aid efforts of genocide prevention within a global climate of rising hate.
In accordance with Genocide Awareness Month, Facing History offers nine classroom resources educators can utilize to help their students think critically about the specific historical and contemporary conditions under which genocides occurred to effectively unite head, heart, and conscience.
Research released by the Claims Conference found that 49% of U.S. millennials and generation Z have seen Holocaust denial or distortion content online—and that one in five U.S. millennials and generation Z surveyed in New York believe that Jews caused the Holocaust. This toxic combination of ignorance allied with antisemitic hatred continue to permeate global consciousness, and teachers have an important part to play in turning the tide.
International Holocaust Remembrance Day is Thursday, January 27th. This is a day when we remember the 6 million Jews murdered in the Holocaust, their loved ones, and the ways in which this incalculable tragedy has transformed our world. It is also a time for educators to ensure their readiness to integrate instruction on the Holocaust into their annual teaching plans.
How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do: An Introduction to Stereotype Threat
Facing History shares educator resources that explore the impact of stereotypes in many of the histories we study.
Teaching the Holocaust and Human Behaviour in the Classroom
Explore our classroom-ready resources and teaching strategies to enable you to best support students in studying the Holocaust.
This webinar explores the Teaching Night resource guide with a focus on how to use the many resources in the guide with students.
Teaching the Rise of the Nazis Through Images
This webinar explores how images from Holocaust and Human Behavior can be used to support students' understanding of key themes in the history of the rise of the Nazis.
Those Who Were There: Using Podcasts and Survivor Testimony in Your Classroom
Explore the significance of hearing testimonies from survivors and witnesses of the Holocaust and the impact of using podcasts as a learning tool in your classroom.
An Introduction to Facing History's Unit Teaching Holocaust and Human Behaviour
Watch this brief introduction to our Teaching Holocaust and Human Behaviour Unit, which provides resources and strategies for you to teach this catastrophic period in human history in an academically rigorous, reflective, and compassionate way.