Virtual Event | History Behind the Headlines: Approaches to Teaching Israel–Palestine

Thursday, December 7, 3 p.m. ET
History Behind the Headlines: Approaches to Teaching Israel–Palestine  
Join us for a conversation to help teachers, at the K–12 and college levels, develop strategies to teach the Palestine–Israel conflict and many of the attendant sensitive historical topics it entails, in an atmosphere as charged as the present. It might seem that this history is a minefield worth avoiding, but thoughtful and engaged teachers have been teaching such difficult topics in a civil and empathetic way for decades. A panel of historians with relevant expertise will discuss classroom strategies and how current events have influenced their approach to teaching, as well as how understanding history and engaging seriously with people who inhabited the past can help our students to better understand current events.

Moderator: James Ryan (Foreign Policy Research Inst.)

Panelists: Omer Bartov (Brown Univ.), and Michelle Campos (Penn State Univ.), Ussama Makdisi (Univ. of California, Berkeley), and Katharina Matro (Walter Johnson High School and American Historical Assn.)

Register: This online event is free and open to the public. Registration is required. Can’t make it? Sign up anyway and view the recording on the  after the event.

Events in the History Behind the Headlines series are generously sponsored by AHA member Jared Brubaker.