11 Zaption Tours to Encourage Deeper Engagement with Video

Posted by Mary Hendra on September 29, 2015

Zaption has received accolades from SXSW (winning the LAUNCHedu competition), Fast Company (in their innovation issue), and educators far and wide. We've been happy to have an initial set of Facing History videos available as Zaption tours since their launch last August, and are now thrilled to share two more collections for educators.

The Holocaust and Human Behavior pulls together five films used by Facing History educators to explore the pressures on individual and group decision-making, the ways Nazism affected cultural and religious institutions, and the insight gained from the recently-opened Soviet archives. In this film from the Zaption tour set, Professor James Waller explores how ordinary individuals can become perpetrators in genocide.

Race, Justice and Reconciliation in America includes another six films to bring attention to issues from stereotype threat to Jim Crow segregation, lynching to restorative justice. This set of tours was designed to be used with our new study guides: Teaching Mockingbird and Teaching The Reconstruction Era. These two guides help teachers and students explore the construct of race in America through history and literature, and the videos and Zaption tours supplement this by giving scholarly perspectives and visual resources for the history. They provide an opportunity for thoughtful reflection and discussion on the history and legacy of race in America. Here's one sample,

On Thursday, go behind the scenes for some tips in creating your own Zaption tours. Subscribe to the blog to receive the post in your inbox.

Topics: Film, Reconstruction, Holocaust and Human Behavior, Critical Thinking, Teaching Strategy, Using Technology, Tech Innovation

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