Teaching and Learning History

Teachers' Workshop on America & World Fascism

  • 1.  Teachers' Workshop on America & World Fascism

    Posted 09-20-2017 01:00:00 PM
    The Abraham Lincoln Brigades Archive and the History Department at Bowling Green State University (Ohio) are organizing a hands-on workshop entitled "America and World Fascism: From the Spanish Civil War to Nuremberg and Beyond" on October 12. It may be of interest to history and social studies teachers near northwest Ohio.

    America and World Fascism: From the Spanish Civil War to Nuremberg and Beyond
    A FREE professional development workshop for middle and high school teachers of social studies and/or Spanish.
    Bowling Green State University
    Thursday, October 12, 2017 | 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    What is fascism? Where did it come from? How does it impact human rights? How did ideology shape the Spanish Civil War and World War II? What legacies did they pass on in the decades since-in Spain, the U.S., Europe, and globally? Examine the history of world fascism from its peak in the Spanish Civil War (1936–1939) and WWII in Europe (1939–1945) through the Nuremberg Trials (1945–1946) to today. Study and discuss the impact of fascist thought and action on human rights through that decade of war, to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the post-WWII era, with effects that reach into neo-Nazi, White Supremacist, and other present-day far-right movements in Europe, America, and around the globe.
    Join scholars Peter Carroll (Stanford University) and Sebastiaan Faber (Oberlin College), and veteran educator James Lane (Ohio Council for the Social Studies) for a day of teaching, learning and discussion.
    Participants will:
    Delve into a compelling mix of primary sources: letters, propaganda posters, photographs, film, literature and trial documents.
    Experience hands-on, inquiry-based activities to engage students with this powerful political and philosophical subject.
    Utilize practical tools to facilitate classroom discussion and student analysis of controversial topics.
    Trace links throughout U.S. and world history, civics and government, with a particular focus on Spanish language and culture (around the Spanish Civil War and its aftermath).
    Create objectives-aligned activities to engage students with this unique and compelling era and its enormous impact.
    Learn effective strategies to teach content and literacy.
    The workshop is offered in English. Some breakout sessions may use Spanish-language materials for teachers fluent in Spanish.
    Participants will receive:
    Professional Development Certificate from BGSU
    Curriculum materials from the Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives
    Breakfast, lunch and parking permit
    Space is limited. Registration by September 29, 2017 is required. Please, go to bgsu.edu/americaandfascism for more information and to register. 
    This event is jointly organized by the Abraham Lincoln Brigades Archive, the College of Arts & Sciences and the Department of History at Bowling Green State University, and the Ohio Council for Social Studies. We are thankful of the sponsorship and support of the Puffin Foundation, and the following academic units in Bowling Green State University: the Wm. Jerome Library, the School of Teaching and Learning, and the Departments of Political Science, and World Languages and Culture.


    Feel free to contact me with any questions.


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    Amilcar Challu, Chair
    Department of History
    Bowling Green State University
    achallu@bgsu.edu
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