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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Healing the Divide: Creating an Inclusive Classroom

Healing the Divide: Creating an Inclusive Classroom   By Amy Dobner, DePaul University and Facing History & Ourselves Collaboration Senior Fellow   The collaboration between DePaul University and Facing History and Ourselves has taught me to focus on creating an inclusive classroom that educates students on how to be informed....

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Event: Summer Institute 2017

Summer Institute, June 26-28, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. “Ordering America: How the Progressive Era and the Eugenics Movement Shaped Our Society” The Collaboration’s Summer Institute offers professional development to educational professionals and welcomes college of education faculty members who are participating in the Symposium. This year, the focus was...

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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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