Catherine Epstein

Catherine Epstein is a Humanities Teacher at Meridian Academy in Boston, Massachusetts. She is a recipient of the 2017 Margot Stern Strom Innovation Grant.

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Teaching Empathy: Closing the Political Divide One Letter at a Time

Posted by Catherine Epstein on November 1, 2017

Facing History is excited to announce the two grand finalists for the 2017 Margot Stern Strom Innovation Grants! Out of 12 finalists, Catherine Epstein from Boston, Massachusetts and Jackson Westenskow from Aurora, Colorado were chosen to receive an additional $2,500 to work with Facing History on promoting their lessons to teachers everywhere. Their final lessons will debut this spring. In the meantime, read what Catherine has to say about how she uses letter writing to teach her students hard empathy. Make sure to read Jackson Westenskow's blog post about his project!

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