Now Open for Registration: Workshops in Cleveland and Bowling Green, Ohio for October 10 and 12

September 15, 2017

For the Cleveland workshop on October 10, register here.

For the Bowling Green workshop on October 12, register here.

FascismA FREE professional development workshop for middle and high school teachers of social studies and/or Spanish

Maltz Museum for Jewish Heritage, Cleveland

October 10, 2017, 9am-4pm

Bowling Green State University

October 12, 2017, 9 am–4:30 pm

What is fascism? Where did it come from? How does it impact human rights? How did ideology shape the Spanish Civil War and World War II? What legacies did they pass on in the decades since—in Spain, the U.S., Europe, and globally? Examine the history of world fascism from its peak in the Spanish Civil War (1936–1939) and WWII in Europe (1939–1945) through the Nuremberg Trials (1945–1946) to today. Study and discuss the impact of fascist thought and action on human rights through that decade of war, to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the post-WWII era, with effects that reach into neo-Nazi, White Supremacist, and other present-day far-right movements in Europe, America, and around the globe.

Participants will:

  • Delve into a compelling mix of primary sources: letters, propaganda posters, photographs, film, literature and trial documents
  • Experience hands-on, inquiry-based activities to engage students with this powerful political and philosophical subject
  • Utilize practical tools to facilitate classroom discussion and student analysis of controversial topics
  • Trace links throughout U.S. and world history, civics and government, with a particular focus on Spanish language and culture (around the Spanish Civil War and its aftermath)
  • Create objectives-aligned activities to engage students with this unique and compelling era and its enormous impact
  • Learn effective strategies to teach content and literacy

Join scholars Peter Carroll (Stanford University) and Sebastiaan Faber (Oberlin College) and veteran educator James Lane (Ohio Council for the Social Studies) for a day of teaching, learning and discussion. This workshop is offered in English with Spanish language breakout sessions.

Participants will receive:

For the Cleveland workshop on October 10, register here.

For the Bowling Green workshop on October 12, register here.