Ore. district's social studies curriculum addresses social, ethical questions

11/19/2013 | Register-Guard (Eugene, Ore.), The

An Oregon school district is offering a history curriculum that focuses on learning about and analyzing injustices and human-rights abuses, rather than memorizing facts and dates. Facing History and Ourselves asks students to tackle social and ethical questions. "Students are asking profound questions like, 'Why do things like (the Holocaust) happen in our world?' The goal is to have young people become more engaged and see themselves as responsible citizens," said Sheldon Berman, superintendent of the Eugene School District.

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