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An Opportunity from Facing History and Ourselves

Your School may have an opportunity to participate in Facing History and Ourselves' National Professional Development and Evaluation Project and receive at no cost: professional development, resources, teacher stipends, ongoing consultation services and access to the organization's extensive library of classroom resources. Learn more about "Facing History and Ourselves."

Schools that choose to participate in the National Professional Development and Evaluation Project must agree to identify two or three 9th or 10th grade teachers who will teach a six-week unit on the Holocaust and Human Behavior using Facing History materials and its civic-education approach. Selected schools will be randomly assigned to receive professional development and materials free of charge beginning in the summer of 2007 or in the summer of 2008. All teachers in the project will receive a stipend for their participation, which will include completing and having students complete questionnaires several times a year over a two year period. Participation is limited to schools in which no teacher has attended a Facing History institute in the past.

Since 1976, Facing History and Ourselves has provided in-depth professional development services, curricular resources, and ongoing support to educators and students in the areas of history/social studies and language arts. The organization is dedicated to helping teachers lead their students in an examination of racism, prejudice, and antisemitism in order to promote the development of a more humane and informed citizenry. By studying the historical lessons of the Holocaust and other examples of collective violence, students make the essential connection between history and the moral choices they confront in their own lives.

The deadline for applications is February 28, 2007. Application for participation in the program can be made online. If you have questions, please contact Facing History's Los Angeles Region Director, Dan Alba, at (626) 744-1177 extension 24.

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