Commemorating the 80th Anniversary of the Atrocities at Nanjing: A One day Workshop for History and Humanities Educators

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Asia Society Global Education Series

The Nanjing Atrocities: Crimes of War

Workshop
Registration 8:45am
Starts 9:00am
Close 4:00pm

This workshop is conducted in English.

Free Admission. Please email educationhk@asiasociety.org to register.


Facing History and Ourselves was founded in 1976 by educators who believed that instilling intellectual vigor and curiosity goes hand-in-hand with teaching facts and figures. Through the study of troubling events in history, such as the Holocaust and other historical moments of collective violence, we invite students to reflect on ethical and moral decision-making and the range of human behavior. Facing History has educational partnerships around the globe, engaging 5.8 million students yearly via their network of 58,000 educators and connect with the public through community events and extensive online resources.

Using Facing History and Ourselves' multimedia resource The Nanjing Atrocities: Crimes of War, educators will explore a rich multimedia collection of primary sources in the form of diaries, maps, videos, and timelines to place the Nanjing Atrocities within the larger context of World War II in East Asia, and consider the complex questions this history raises about wartime violence, justice, legacy, and memory.

In this workshop you will:

  • Receive a copy of a The Nanjing Atrocities: Crimes of War
  • Discover a new teaching approach focused on student-centered learning
  • Gain access to multimedia resources
  • Learn with other educators interested in teaching this important history

The Hong Kong Holocaust and Tolerance Centre (HKHTC) co-organizes this workshop with Facing History and Ourselves and Asia Society Hong Kong Center. The HKHTC is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion, across Asia, of education and awareness of the Holocaust and different genocides. The HKHTC actively promotes seminars, workshops, exhibits and remembrance events that use the lessons of history to prevent anti-Semitism, discrimination, and genocide, as a way to advance tolerance and understanding among people, in order to make a positive contribution to our society and future generations.


Juan Castellanos

Workshop facilitator, Juan Castellanos, Facing History senior program associate, will model Facing History and Ourselves' pedagogical approach through various teaching strategies to create a student-centered learning experience when teaching this difficult but important history. 

 

Co-Presenters: Facing History and Ourselves | Hong Kong Holocaust and Tolerance Centre

 

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Event Details

Sat 09 Dec 2017
8:45 AM - 4:00 PM

Asia Society Hong Kong Center 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty

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