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Choosing to Participate
Choosing to Participate

Choosing to Participate


84 Pages

EPUB, $13.95 (US $13.95) (CA $18.99)

Publication Date: September 2013

ISBN 9781940457024

Rights: WOR

Facing History and Ourselves (Sep 2013)

Not yet published. Ships 9/10/2013.


Choosing to Participate focuses on the civic choices-both large and small-people make about themselves and others in their community, nation, and world. As teachers and students explore the readings in this collection they will come to understand that choices people make may not seem important at the time, but little by little they shape us as individuals and responsible global citizens. The stories in this collection focus on individuals and groups-the famous and the not so famous-wrestling with a question that many young people ask: how can I make a positive difference in the world? This resource is a valuable addition to units on civics, government, and US history. A translation of this resource is also available to educators teaching in a Spanish-speaking setting.

Author Biography

Facing History and Ourselves is an international educational and professional development organization whose mission is to engage students of diverse backgrounds in an examination of racism, prejudice, and antisemitism in order to promote the development of a more humane and informed citizenry. By studying the historical development of the Holocaust and other examples of genocide, students make connections between history and the moral choices they confront in their own lives.