Engaging Students in a Study of Identity: A Flipped Classroom Exercise

Posted by KC Kourtz on June 20, 2014

At Facing History, we begin each journey of investigation with a study of identity, focusing on how both individual and national identities are formed, as well as how these identities influence behavior and decision-making.

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Topics: Antisemitism, Holocaust and Human Behavior, EdTech, Online Learning, Flipped Classroom, Critical Thinking, Facing Technology

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

Three Video Resources for Human Rights Day

Posted by Julia Rappaport on December 9, 2013

Today is International Human Rights Day, marking the 65th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a document signed in the aftermath of World War II and the Holocaust.

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Topics: Choosing to Participate, Video, Civil Rights, Holocaust and Human Behavior, Universe of Obligation, Media Skills, Holocaust Education, Online Learning, Flipped Classroom, Facing Technology

9 New Videos to Help You Teach Holocaust History

Posted by Julia Rappaport on December 3, 2013

As part of Facing History’s revision of our Facing History: Holocaust and Human Behavior resources, we will be making new videos available to you for classroom use. Check out two new series today! Any of these clips would fit well in a flipped classroom exercise.

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Topics: Antisemitism, Video, Holocaust and Human Behavior, Media Skills, Holocaust Education, Flipped Classroom, Facing Technology

How To: Flipped Classroom Exercise for Teaching Holocaust & Rescue

Posted by KC Kourtz on November 22, 2013

There has been a great deal written recently about the value of a using a "flipped" classroom approach to teaching. (For context, see this helpful article on the New York Times Opinionator blog.) While the method is still too new for us to know the long-term impact on students and on our teaching practice, we do know one thing: the "flipped classroom" approach creates opportunities for personalized learning, helps teachers use classroom time more efficiently, and allows us to incorporate technology into homework as well as classroom exercises.

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Topics: Holocaust Education, Assessment, Flipped Classroom, Facing Technology

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

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