“I Write to Know What I Think”: Facing History and Ourselves’ Approach to Writing—An Educator Innovator Webinar

February 10, 2014
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm PST
By Educator Innovator

Joan Didion said it well when she articulated this connection between writing and thinking. From its inception almost 40 years ago, Facing History and Ourselves has honored writing as a tool to help students reflect ethically, engage emotionally, and process new information and perspectives from literature and history. In this webinar, we explore how to use writing to specifically deepen students’ experience with historical events, contemporary issues and personal narratives. Educators shared the impact and process of this deep writing and thinking, as well as resources available (free) from Facing History and Ourselves to help students with this process.

Live Chat Archive

[Feb 10 2014, 4:19 PM] poh: if you have questions for the guests, please feel free to ask here and I’ll pose them for you
[Feb 10 2014, 4:21 PM] poh: Here’s a Facing History resource on silent conversation: http://www.facing.org/resources/strategies/big-paper-building-silent-con
[Feb 10 2014, 4:21 PM] poh: And here’s a resource on journaling: http://www.facing.org/resources/strategies/journals-facing-history-class
[Feb 10 2014, 4:31 PM] poh: For those of you unfamiliar with Facing History, here’s an overview of how Facing History organizes a classroom: http://www.facinghistory.org/sites/facinghistory.org/files/journey.html
[Feb 10 2014, 4:31 PM] poh: Hi Jennifer! Thanks for joining. Please let me know if you have questions for any of the guests and I’ll pass on to them.
[Feb 10 2014, 4:31 PM] jenniferward: Thanks!
[Feb 10 2014, 4:32 PM] poh: Here are links to Common Core prompts: http://www.facinghistory.org/resources/publications/common-core-writing-promp-1
[Feb 10 2014, 4:32 PM] poh: http://www.facinghistory.org/resources/publications/common-core-writing-prompts
[Feb 10 2014, 4:33 PM] poh: And here’s the Facing History Common Core page: http://commoncore.facinghistory.org/content/facing-history-common-core-resources
[Feb 10 2014, 4:35 PM] poh: Here’s the found poem strategy: http://www.facinghistory.org/resources/strategies/found-poems
[Feb 10 2014, 4:37 PM] poh: Twighlight LA Study Guide: http://www.facinghistory.org/resources/publications/twilight-los-angeles
[Feb 10 2014, 4:37 PM] poh: Choices in Little Rock: http://www.facinghistory.org/resources/units/choices-little-rock
[Feb 10 2014, 4:39 PM] poh: It’s wonderful to hear the ways writing supports being an upstander.
[Feb 10 2014, 4:41 PM] poh: Here is the “Reporter” resource: http://reporter.facinghistory.org/
[Feb 10 2014, 4:46 PM] poh: Writing and technology to explore identity and to explore content – a nuanced way to understand what’s occurring.
[Feb 10 2014, 4:46 PM] poh: Any questions from the chat audience?
[Feb 10 2014, 4:50 PM] poh: facinghistory.org – an amazing resource!
[Feb 10 2014, 4:51 PM] poh: LAnetwork.facinghistory.org – Facing History blog platform
[Feb 10 2014, 4:52 PM] poh: Facing History PD opportunities: http://www2.facinghistory.org/campus/events.nsf/professionaldevelopment?readform
[Feb 10 2014, 4:56 PM] poh: Good night all!

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