AMERICA AND WORLD FASCISM

AMERICA AND WORLD FASCISM
From the Spanish Civil War to Nuremberg and Beyond
A Professional Development Workshop for Middle and High School Teachers (Social Studies, Spanish)

TUES OCT 10  |  9AM  ̶  4PM (doors open 8:30AM)

Free with registration

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What is fascism? Where did it come from? How does it impact human rights? How did ideology shape the Spanish Civil War and WWII? What legacies did they pass on—in Spain, the U.S., Europe, and around the world? Examine the history of world fascism from its peak in the Spanish Civil War (1936 ̶ 1939) and WWII in Europe (1939 ̶ 1945) through the Nuremberg Trials (1945 ̶ 1946) to today. Study and discuss the impact of fascist thought and action on human rights through that decade of war to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the post-WWII era, including neo-Nazi, White Supremacist, and other present-day far-right movements in Europe, America, and around the globe.

Participants will:

  • Delve into a compelling mix of primary sources: letters, propaganda posters, photographs, film, and literature, including trial documents and laws
  • Experience hands-on, inquiry-based activities to engage students with this powerful political and philosophical subject
  • Utilize practical tools to facilitate classroom discussion and student analysis of controversial topics and of bias
  • Trace links throughout U.S. and World History, Civics, and Government, with a particular focus on Spanish language and culture around the Spanish Civil War and its aftermath
  • Create objectives-aligned activities to engage students with this unique and compelling era and its enormous impact
  • Learn powerful strategies to teach content and literacy

Join scholars Peter Carroll and Sebastiaan Faber and veteran teacher James Lane in exploring this timely topic. This workshop is offered in English with Spanish-language breakout sessions; it features resources and free curriculum from the Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives.