Brandon Barr

Brandon Barr has been a Language Arts teacher at Nightingale Elementary School in Chicago for nine years. He uses several Facing History units as part of his teaching each year. This January, he participated in the "Past is Present" commemoration that marked the 70th anniversary of liberation of Auschwitz in Poland as a Regional Consultant for IWitness.

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Bringing Art into Holocaust Instruction

Posted by Brandon Barr on June 16, 2015

As a teacher, I am constantly thinking of new ways to engage my students.

Before I started teaching my students a unit about the Holocaust this year, I thought a lot about how I could get them to think, process, and reflect meaningfully and critically about this history, and also inspire them to act in a manner that influences the world for good.

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Topics: Art, Books, Choosing to Participate, Facing History Resources, Teaching, Holocaust, Teaching Resources, Survivor Testimony, History, Facing Technology, Chicago

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