History and Justice in the Classroom
a workshop for teachers
Wednesday, August 18, 9 am – 12 pm ET
Join Maine Historical Society and the Holocaust and Human Rights Center for an engaging and informative workshop on history and justice in the classroom. Maine Historical Society will provide an in-depth look at their newest exhibit “Begin Again; reckoning with intolerance in Maine” and the Holocaust and Human Rights Center will present the workshop “Finding Your Voice”.
Maine Historical Society's powerful new initiative “Begin Again: reckoning with intolerance in Maine” examines the roots of social justice topics and aims to stimulate civic engagement and foster dialogue among Mainers. The exhibition invites visitors to re-evaluate ideas, items, and policies of the past 500 years, and an entrenched system which has led to today's civil, economic and environmental upheaval. Participants will learn about supporting educational resources and programming for the exhibit designed to help teachers and students explore topics and histories often underrepresented in the classroom. “Finding Your Voice” introduces the topic of social injustice and the need for young people to speak up against it. Students today are faced with many serious and sometimes frightening issues that affect them both directly and indirectly. Many may wonder how to or even if they should respond. This program shows them that young people have been involved in the fight for social justice for hundreds of years and asks students to think about and discuss what they are willing to speak up for and against.
This workshop is designed for teachers of students in grades 6-12.
FMI email Kathleen Neumann, firstname.lastname@example.org or Erica Nadelhaft, email@example.com.
Cost: Free and open to the public, registration required.
Location: online via Zoom