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.