The 24-hour professional development program is free to middle and high school educators interested in teaching about the history of communism and its collectivist legacy. The seminar blends together scholarly lectures, peer discussions, and pedagogical sessions. These components are supplemented with short in-person testimonials from witnesses and dissidents who resided in communist countries both past and present.
Sadly, far too many teachers do not understand communism, socialism, and their destructive past. Many, like their students have little to no understanding of either system and largely only hear rosy descriptions of both the goals and reality of systems that have cause the deaths of over 100 million people. This year’s event is hybrid – both in person at our new museum and on-line for those who can’t be here in person. The faculty who teach the various course as well as people who lived under communist regimes will be here in person to share their stories.
For more information and to register, visit https://teachers.victimsofcommunism.org/2022. We also provide teachers our curriculum on communism free of charge.
You can download a PDF version free at https://victimsofcommunism.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/Communism-3RD.pdf. We are in the process of developing a new curriculum that we plan to have complete by mid-November.