How to: Use a Flipped Classroom Exercise for Teaching Art As Resistance/Propaganda

Posted by KC Kourtz on March 7, 2014

A few months ago we published our first in a series of blog posts on using the flipped classroom approach with Facing History themes and resources. (To learn more about the flipped classroom model, see this helpful article on the New York Times Opinionator blog.) We were happy to read so many positive responses from educators who have tried this method in or are planning to soon. While it is still too soon for us to know the long-term impact of the flipped classroom approach on students and on educators’ teaching practices, we do know one thing: flipped classroom exercises create opportunities for personalized learning, help teachers use classroom time more efficiently, and allow us to incorporate technology into homework as well as classroom lessons.

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Topics: Art, Antisemitism, Video, EdTech, Assessment, Online Learning, Flipped Classroom, Facing Technology

Upcycling Upstanders

Posted by Eran DeSilva on January 24, 2014

It’s one thing to talk about trends. It’s another thing to learn about them, to experience them firsthand, and to understand how your own choices and actions can impact what a trend looks like.

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Topics: Art, Choosing to Participate, Innovative Classrooms

Nazi Art Discovered: Leading Classroom Discussions on the Role of Art in Nazi Germany

Posted by Julia Rappaport on November 15, 2013

Last week, news broke about the discovery of 1,500 pieces of artwork – art that Nazis had confiscated during World War II. Found in a Munich apartment, the paintings included works by artists Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, and Marc Chagall, among others.

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Topics: Art, Video, Holocaust and Human Behavior, Innovative Classrooms, Media Skills, Museum Studies, Holocaust Education, Online Learning, Restorative Justice, Flipped Classroom

Making A “Case” for History

Posted by Rob Flosman on October 25, 2013

I begin each year of my teaching with one hope: to inspire my students with history. I want to help our students become the keepers of history in our community. I want them to not only learn the history, but to live it and work in it. Educators – and schools, communities, and parents –do many things to help our students become active learners of history. Among the things I’m trying this year is building a mini-museum inside my Grade 11 Genocide classroom at Waterdown District High School in Hamilton, Ontario.

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Topics: Art, Canada, Innovative Classrooms, Museum Studies, Margot Stern Strom Innovation Grants

We Are Beacon Academy

Posted by Mervan Osborne on October 3, 2013

 Beacon Academy’s class of 2014 is off to an extraordinary start. The students come from incredibly diverse backgrounds, yet they have quickly developed a remarkable bond. It is obvious that they are joined together by their shared desire for the best education possible.

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Topics: Art, Choosing to Participate, Digital Divide, School Culture, Innovative Classrooms, Media Skills, Decision-making, Beacon Academy, Margot Stern Strom Innovation Grants

What Do Theatre, Facing History, and Identity Issues Have in Common?

Posted by Jeremy Landa on September 30, 2013

Theatre and social studies are a natural marriage. At least, I’ve grown to feel that way by getting the opportunity to work with Christi Sargent, the theatre lead teacher at Cooperative Arts and Humanities High School (Co-op) located in New Haven, CT. Through the collaboration we have done, we are working to build a blended model (not technological driven blended learning) of learning. Mostly, we are hoping that students can use principles of sociology and principles of theatre to understand that their voice matters.

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Topics: Art, Choosing to Participate, Safe Schools, School Culture, Innovative Classrooms, Critical Thinking, Margot Stern Strom Innovation Grants

How To: Report Your Own Story

Posted by Julia Rappaport on September 17, 2013

Facing History in New York, in partnership with WNYC Radio’s Radio Rookies program, helps public high school students develop digital storytelling skills through the Neighborhood to Neighborhood project. Each year, students in the program tackle complex questions about identity, race, education, and crime and violence in their communities. Using interviewing skills and multimedia tools, the students produce original visual and audio pieces. As part of our five-part series introducing their finished pieces, check out this DIY video for ideas on how to report your own story.

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Topics: Art, Choosing to Participate, School Culture, Media Skills, Neighborhood to Neighborhood, Facing Technology

Thirsty for Sneakers

Posted by Julia Rappaport on September 3, 2013

Facing History in New York, in partnership with WNYC Radio’s Radio Rookies program, helps public high school students develop digital storytelling skills through the Neighborhood to Neighborhood project. Each year, students in the program tackle complex questions about identity, race, education, and crime and violence in their communities. Using interviewing skills and multimedia tools, the students produce original visual and audio pieces.

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Topics: Art, School Culture, Media Skills, Neighborhood to Neighborhood, Facing Technology

Losing Language

Posted by Julia Rappaport on August 27, 2013

Facing History in New York, in partnership with WNYC Radio’s Radio Rookies program, helps public high school students develop digital storytelling skills through the Neighborhood to Neighborhood project. Each year, students in the program tackle complex questions about identity, race, education, and crime and violence in their communities. Using interviewing skills and multimedia tools, the students produce original visual and audio pieces.

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Topics: Art, Safe Schools, Media Skills, Neighborhood to Neighborhood, Facing Technology

Get it Out

Posted by Julia Rappaport on August 20, 2013

Facing History in New York, in partnership with WNYC Radio’s Radio Rookies program, helps public high school students develop digital storytelling skills through the Neighborhood to Neighborhood project. Each year, students in the program tackle complex questions about identity, race, education, and crime and violence in their communities. Using interviewing skills and multimedia tools, the students produce original visual and audio pieces.

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Topics: Art, Safe Schools, Media Skills, Neighborhood to Neighborhood, Facing Technology

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