Challenging Conversations in the History Classroom

In this session Rachel Collishaw from SSENC, Heidi Berger from the Foundation for Genocide Education and Jasmine Wong from Facing History & Ourselves discuss the ways in which history teachers can engage students while balancing their own experiences. Through the effective use of primary sources and compelling framing questions, history can be humanized and the perspectives of experiencers can further support an understanding of the human dimension. The speakers provided strategies for teachers to counter denialism, promote allyship and to understand that prejudice affects us all. 

Christina Iorio