Introductory Webinar

Lessons for Ethnic Studies: Using Oral Histories and Primary Sources to Build Historical Empathy

7:00 pm — 8:00 pm

Historical empathy is the ability to see and understand events from the point of view of those who experienced the events firsthand. It is essential for understanding and contextualizing events without viewing them with today’s values. Building historical empathy is a critical skill that all Choices Program history materials aim to develop in students.

Join us as we examine Choices’ Lessons for Ethnic Studies curriculum and discuss ways to use selected lessons found in the curriculum to build historical empathy. Lessons span time and location, from early U.S. history to Cuban-American voices at the turn of the 21st century. 

Note that this webinar will begin at 7 pm ET.

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Black and white photo of six Japanese Americans (five men and one woman) wearing business attire and standing in what appears to be a green house.

All participants will receive a complimentary one-year Digital Editions license to the Lessons for Ethnic Studies unit.


This webinar is open to all.

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Mimi Stephens

Choices Director of Sales and Professional Development
Mimi is the Director of Professional Development for the Choices Program. Prior to joining the Choices Program in 2011, Mimi worked at Clark University where she served as the Director of the Teacher Center for Global Studies supporting K12 social studies teachers throughout Massachusetts for more than 20 years. Mimi holds a Masters in International Development and Social Change from Clark University.
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