Ben Gross

Ben Gross is a secondary school teacher in the Toronto District School Board. He teaches history and drama. He is passionate about bringing Facing History to as many students as he can, in particular by fully integrating the history of the Indigenous Peoples of Canada into grade 10 Canadian history course.

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3 Ways Educational Travel Inspires Lifelong Learning

Posted by Ben Gross on August 12, 2016

 During the March Break of 2016, a group of 31 students from three Toronto District School Board schools travelled to Germany, Czech Republic, and Poland to learn about the history of Jewish life in Europe and the Holocaust. These students were currently taking, or had previously taken, the Grade 11 elective course, Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity. They participated in two pre-trip meetings to help prepare them for the reality of actually facing the difficult history that they had only read and heard about in class. After the trip, we gathered together again to share memorials to our experience learning about this history in the places that it actually happened.

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Topics: Memory, Holocaust Education, Travel, Judgement and Legacy

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