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Educator Workshops: Fascism & The Spanish Civil War

Thursday, February 22, 2018

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CWB has partnered with ALBA (The Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives) to offer a full day workshop for educators, earning 5 Act 48 hours.

Thursday, February 22, 2018 | 8:30 am - 2:30 pm. AIU3 (Allegheny Intermediary Unit 3, 475 E Waterfront Dr, Homestead, PA 15120). Please register at the AIU registration page

An Alternative 3-hour workshop on the topic is available. (non-credit) 

Sunday, April 15 | 1 - 4pm Rodef Shalom Congregation (4905 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213)

The Spanish Civil War is a crucial event in twentieth-century world and U.S. history, and key for understanding the origins of World War II, the Holocaust and the rest of the 20th century. It offers a unique opportunity to introduce major historical, political, and cultural issues into the classroom, and provides a framework for students to understand how political ideas and ideals shape people's lives, moving them to make difficult and sometimes dangerous choices. Teaching the Spanish Civil War—in which 2,800 U.S. volunteers risked their lives to fight fascism—allows teachers to work with a wealth of compelling primary documents that get students thinking about many essential questions on the topic.

The full inclusion of people of all abilities is a core value of Classrooms Without Borders. For questions or to make requests for special accommodations contact robin@classroomswithoutborders.org