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Online Courses

12/2/2019

Facing History and Ourselves offers webinar and online courses for educators

  • A New Approach to Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird. This online course will provide a fresh approach to exploring Harper Lee’s classic work with students. Using free, accompanying resources, Teaching Mockingbird, participants will learn how to incorporate historical context, literacy strategies and moral development theory into teaching in ways that deepen students’ understanding of the novel, enrich their knowledge of history and illuminate fundamental questions of human behavior. It will take place from Jan. 30 to March 4. The registration fee and event fee for this online course have been waived thanks to generous funding from Facing History and Ourselves donors and partner organizations.
  • Democracy at Risk: Holocaust and Human Behavior. Studying the Holocaust and human behavior allows students to wrestle with profound moral questions raised by this history while fostering their skills in ethical and moral reasoning, critical analysis, empathy and civic engagement—all of which are critical habits of mind for sustaining democracy. Participants will increase their abilities to facilitate respectful classroom discussions on difficult issues such as racism, antisemitism and other forms of exclusion in a way that invites personal reflection and critical analysis. They will learn a new way of structuring curricula to help students connect history to their own lives and the choices they make.

Bowling Green State University offers online graduate course on Imperial Rome

Imperial Rome is graduate-level course on the Roman Empire, focusing on 27 BCE to 395 CE. The course progresses chronologically, covering major historical events and rulers but also thematically discussing cultural, social and economic realities of this period. Students complete lesson plans as their final course project that will facilitate their teaching of world civilizations. The course will be from Jan. 27-May 15. For more information, email Dr. Ben Greene at greeneb@bgsu.edu or visit the CCP certificate website.