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A Mock Trial Over Genocide, Meant to Help Students Face History

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

On a recent Wednesday morning, at the Bronx Hall of Justice, Augustin Bizimungu, the former Rwandan army chief, was being grilled by a prosecutor over his role in the Rwandan genocide. Luckily for him, the stakes at this second trial were much lower than at his first. In fact, all that really hung in the balance was a grade, since the trial was being conducted by a class of sophomores from the Facing History School, a small high school in Manhattan that set up the mock trial to help students learn the importance of ethical decision-making.

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Bringing the World Into the Classroom

Monday, May 07, 2012

SchoolBook is examining the issue of how to incorporate news headlines into the classroom by hosting an event with teachers on Tuesday. Ahead of the discussion, WNYC's "Brian Lehrer Show" spoke with Peter Nelson, director of the New York City branch of the organization Facing History and Ourselves, to ask how to blend current events with curriculum demands.

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Bringing the World into the Classroom

Monday, May 07, 2012

Peter Nelson, director of the New York office of Facing History and Ourselves’, discusses how teachers can incorporate tough conversations about current events into the classroom.

EVENT: SchoolBook and Facing History and Ourselves will host a workshop featuring students from Radio Rookies on Tuesday, May 8 at 4:30 PM in the Greene Space. More information is available here.

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