America and World Fascism: Human Rights from the Spanish Civil War to Nuremberg and Beyond

Online Workshop Providing 10 hours of NYSED-approved CTLE credit for teachers in Social Studies, Spanish/World Languages, & English Language Arts

March 2 – April 15, 2023, | Online


What is fascism? What is anti-fascism? Why did close to 3,000 Americans volunteer to fight in the Spanish Civil War (1936-39)? What are the legacies of fascism and antifascism today?

Examine the history of world fascism from its peak in the Spanish Civil War (1936-39) and WWII in Europe (1939-45) through the Nuremberg Trials (1945-46) to today. Study and discuss the impact of (anti-)fascist thought and action on human rights through that decade of war, to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the post-WWII era, with effects that reach into 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, literature, and 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 standards-based classroom activities to engage students with this unique and compelling era and its enormous impact
  • Learn powerful strategies to teach content and literacy
  • Receive access to ready-made lesson plans

Audience and Grade Levels: Social Studies Teachers, Spanish and other World Language Teachers, English Language Arts, Grades 4-12

Credits, Cost & Registration: $50 Register by February 23, 2023, through THIS LINK:

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