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The International Studies Project in Long Beach and Los Angeles and Facing History and Ourselves: Empathy, Journalism, and Civic Engagement

  • 322 Lucas Avenue Los Angeles, CA, 90017 United States (map)

Under what conditions do people care about others? When does that care translate into thoughtful action? What are the responsibilities of citizens to participate in their communities—local, national, and global?  Explore these ideas at this workshop co-hosted by the California International Studies Project.

The documentary Reporter, which follows New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof as he works to get his readers to “care about what happens on the other side of the hill,” raises these questions about the role of the reporter. In our current day, students are media producers in their own right - with blogs and social media being an essential component of journalism today. Receive Common Core-aligned strategies and resources produced by Facing History and Ourselves to explore the role of the media and the impetus for civic engagement required by a vibrant democracy.

In this workshop, you will discover new interdisciplinary teaching strategies that reinforce critical thinking in examining historical events and literary tracts.

After this workshop you will, become part of the Facing History educator network, with access to a rich slate of educator resources, including downloadable unit and lesson plans, study guides, and multimedia.

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