One Step Forward, Two Steps Back: How History Informs Equitable Education for All Students

The DePaul University and Facing History and Ourselves Collaboration’s Evening Seminar, “One Step Forward, Two Steps Back: How history informs equitable education for all students,” was a huge success! Held on February 23, 2016, the seminar focused on the critical role teachers, school counselors, and educational leaders can play in...

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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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Catholic Identity in a Global World

Earlier this month, our 2014 Symposium took place on DePaul’s Lincoln Park Campus. The goal was to join Catholic educators, leaders, and community members in an informative symposium that examines religious identity. Participants explored questions focused on how our social environments shape our moral choices, and how Catholic identity shapes...

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Feedback From Pre-service Teacher Education Classes

Course presentations in pre-service teacher education classes have helped teacher candidates consider their roles as teachers, gain new teaching strategies, and re-imagine ways of teaching challenging issues. The following student comments illustrate the ways these course presentations have impacted their thinking and practice. I really enjoyed the identity activity. It...

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A Principal’s Perspective

Facing History And Ourselves (FHAO) recognizes the diversity within our schools and communities as they exist today. As a former principal I taught with many caring, giving teachers. Occasionally, and thankfully not too often, I encountered a teacher unaware of the differences within his classroom as he turned a “blind...

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