Symposium 2017

The Symposium offered education faculty and college leaders the opportunity to reflect on our central question: How can 21st-century colleges of education prepare educators to build an informed citizenry? In an era of high-stakes testing, DePaul and Facing History agree that we must not lose sight of one of the...

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Event: Participant Network

We had our inaugural DePaul University and Facing History and Ourselves networking event at Fiesta Mexicana. Participants learned more about the work we have been doing at the Collaboration and how they can get involved.  We previewed our upcoming Summer Institute, and talked about teaching, history, politics, and more.  ...

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Evening Speaker Event

We were delighted to have Professor Timothy Gilfoyle, past president of the Urban History Association and winner of the Allan Nevins and Kenneth Jackson prizes. Professor Gilfoyle presented “A Pickpocket’s Tale: George Appo and the Progressive Origins of Eugenics,” which draws on his award-winning book.  The event took place on...

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Evening Seminar Event

The DePaul University and Facing History and Ourselves Collaboration was delighted to hold its Evening Seminar, “I Learn America: Creating Cultures of Belonging in Schools” on April 19, 2017 from 6 to 8 p.m. This two hour event began with a film screening of “I Learn America: One High School, One School Year, Five...

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Summer Institute 2016

  “Profoundly impacted my personal understanding of a critical time in history and how I can continue to think about how choices are not inevitable.” -Participant in Summer Institute, 2016   The DePaul University and Facing History and Ourselves Collaboration had its fifth annual Summer Institute: “Race in America: The Reconstruction Era...

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Evening Seminar 2016

What are the causes of the inequalities in our education system today? How can today’s educators address discrimination and the achievement gap in their classrooms? The DePaul University and Facing History and Ourselves Collaboration had the Evening Seminar, “One Step Forward, Two Steps Back: How history informs equitable education for...

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Ava Kadishson Schieber – Holocaust Survivor & Artist

On June 23, 2015, over 80 DePaul University community members, comprised of teachers, alumni, and students, had the privilege of hearing Ava Kadishson Schieber discuss her first-hand experience during the Holocaust. As a Holocaust survivor and accomplished artist, poet, and author, Ava was able to share her perspective on survival...

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Summer Institute 2015: Holocaust and Human Behavior

This summer, The DePaul University and Facing History and Ourselves Collaboration led 32 in-service teachers through a three-day professional development seminar that focused on the history of the Holocaust and how it relates to teaching students about multiple perspectives, civic engagement, and resilience.  Educators from all levels and curriculum areas...

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