The Massachusetts Council for the Social Studies proudly presents this one-day state conference to provide K-12 social studies teachers a variety of content-rich professional development workshops centering on human rights and civil rights. Despite tremendous progress that has been made in the past couple of decades, human rights and civil rights are constantly tested and challenged. Recent events in the United States and around the world should remind us that social injustice remains real and
rampant even in the twenty-first century. The essence of this year’s theme is to have today’s students learn about, realize, and appreciate the struggles of individuals and the groups of people who have sacrificed their livelihoods and lives in order to attain and
secure personal liberties and social justice that a generation before them never thought was possible, let alone hopeful or even imaginable. The primary goal is for social studies teachers to create lesson activities and implement that allow students to think
critically about this problem. This process can bring students to the point of being able to recommend practical resolutions that address the real-world issues of human rights and civil rights.
Teaching the Reconstruction Era.
The Reconstruction Era and the Fragility of Democracy
How does society rebuild after extraordinary division and trauma, when the ideals and values of democracy are most vulnerable? This online course introduces educators to our new resource, The Reconstruction Era and the Fragility of Democracy, which provides a close examination of the social and moral dilemmas Americans faced after the Civil War and the construction of American identity.
Graduate credit and scholarships available (see below).
Presented by Facing History & Ourselves, starts October 29. For more information about this and other online professional development from Facing History go to https://www.facinghistory.org/for-educators/workshops-and-seminars/about-online-learning