Facing History and Ourselves

Received by mail from HREA-education, John Englander, 01/03/2007.

Facing History and Ourselves: Holocaust and Human Behavior, 22 March – 16 May, 2007. There are still spaces available for this Online Course for International Educators.

As a community of educators from around the world, we can participate in learning about what civil society needs from its citizens in order to thrive. Throughout Facing History and Ourselves’ online course, participants will work with Facing History resources and will be encouraged to make connections to their own society and recognize universal themes. What can we learn about democracy from the violent history of a failed democracy? About tolerance from horrific examples of neighbor turning against neighbor? About moral courage from a society that stressed blind obedience?

Facing History and Ourselves is proud to announce this online course for educators from all over the world. The course, Facing History and Ourselves: Holocaust and Human Behavior, will explore Facing History’s content and methodology online. Through readings, video clips, interactive exercises, and online discussion, participants will examine Facing History’s “scope and sequence” by connecting history to the moral questions inherent in a study not only of violence, racism, and antisemitism but also of courage, caring, and compassion.

This course is supported by a generous grant from the Skirball Foundation, tuition for the course is free. The participant selection process will be competitive.

The opening sessions consider individual and group behavior. How is our identity formed? How do we acquire membership in a group? (full text on this HREA-page).

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