Memorializing as Upstanding: Culminating an Interdisciplinary Unit on the Holocaust

Posted by Jason David on May 12, 2022

This is the fourth story in our series, “A Network of Innovation: Ideas, Questions, and Wisdom from our LA Partner Schools.” Cleveland Humanities Magnet has a long history of innovative, interdisciplinary, and rigorous educational programming. Upon joining the Facing History Los Angeles Partnership School Network four years ago, two 12th-grade teachers attended a summer seminar on the Holocaust and Human Behavior. Victor Silva teaches the historical anchor of an interdisciplinary unit that combines philosophy, literature and digital humanities. He has also developed a remarkable memorial project that challenges his students to go beyond learning and consider how they will ensure this history is not forgotten.

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Topics: Memorials, Memory, Memorial, Upstander, Holocaust and Human Behaviour, unit, interdisciplinary

Purposeful Telling: Memory to Action

Posted by Celina Martinez on November 5, 2018

“Humanity is a complex idea. On one level, it simply means being human. On another level, however, it means being humane. What is the difference? Justice.”

Katherine McPhie, Grade 10 University High School, Irvine, CA

Facing History congratulates Chapman University and the 1939 Society for their 20th Anniversary of the Annual Art & Writing Contest! We have been a long-term partner with Chapman University in bringing this history and rich learning experience to students world-wide. The Chapman Art and Writing Contest has been instrumental in bringing the voices of Holocaust survivors and rescuers to inspire the learning and artistic expression of countless Facing History students.

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Topics: Contests, Memory, Choosing to Participate, Survivor Testimony

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