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America and World Fascism: From the Spanish Civil War to Nuremberg and Beyond – Teaching Human Rights Today

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22.5 PDPs
Grade 6-8;9-12
ELA;History;Spanish;English Language Learners
Graduate Credits Available

What is fascism? Where did it come from? How does it impact human rights? What is anti-fascism and how did it arise?

How did ideology shape the Spanish Civil War and WWII? What legacies did they pass on in the decades since–in Spain, the U.S., Europe, and globally?

For a century the world has experienced ideological–and actual–war between fascism and democratic-republicanism, anarchism, communism, and socialism. 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.

Delve into a compelling mix of primary sources: letters, propaganda posters, photographs, film, literature, and including trial documents and laws. 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 and of bias. 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). Offered with Spanish language breakout sessions.

The workshop provides participants with powerful strategies to teach content and literacy.

Participants will create or revise a lesson or a course syllabus to engage students with this unique and compelling era and its enormous impact. 

Featuring resources and free curriculum from: the Library of Congress and the Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives.

For more information on this and other Emerging America courses: http://www.emergingamerica.org/professional-development 

Please note there is an additional cost for Graduate Credits.

Registration Options

Spring 2023
Registration Deadline: 02/23/2023 4:30pm EST
Spaces Available: 48
Meetings Dates: Click to View Dates
Location: Collaborative for Educational Services (Online)

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$50.00/each

Registration

A maximum class size is set for each course and registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. If the number of registrations for a course exceeds the maximum seats available or is too low to be able to conduct a quality learning experience, CES will inform you of available options.

Course Cancellation

If you wish to cancel your registration, please submit a request in writing (via mail, email or fax) no later than 7 business days before the workshop’s start date. After that, there are no refunds or billing adjustments.

In the event that a course is cancelled by the Collaborative for Educational Services, we will notify you as soon as possible. Please be sure to provide your best email address and phone number so we can contact you. Although every effort is made to avoid last minute cancellations, if an emergency arises, we will do our best to reach you at the phone number and email address you provide.

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Event Contact

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413-586-4900
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