• Teachers Toolbox

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    This toolbox provides a growing list of lesson plans and resources that will help teachers in using the curriculum. Lessons inspire innovative teaching in the classroom and allow learners to explore issues of Identity and diverse cultures in a safe and comfortable environment that encourages critical and informed discussions amongst learners.
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  • Journey

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    The approach to History in the Facing the Past project is adapted from the Facing History and Ourselves journey. In a Facing the Past classroom learners do not only study the facts of history. They engage with the past in order to meaningfully learn more about their own behaviour and choices and how they operate in the world around them.
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  • Teacher Workshop

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    A group of facing the past teachers gathered at the Shikaya offices for a two day follow-up session of development during the vacation, March 29th & 30th. These teachers comprised of two previously separate groups who had gone through a thorough introductory workshop in 2009 and 2008 respectively.
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Facing the Past –Transforming our Future is Shikaya’s core project in partnership with the Western Cape Education Department and Facing History and Ourselves.

Since 2003 the project has been supporting teachers to develop a culture in schools whereby young people learn to become active, tolerant and responsible democratic citizens who value  diversity, human rights and peace.

Facing the Past Transforming our Future uses the case studies of Nazi Germany and the Holocaust and apartheid South Africa to help young people connect the past to the moral and ethical decisions they make today.

The Facing the Past methodology and approach allows young people to connect history to the moral questions inherent in a study not only of violence, prejudice and racism but also of courage, caring, and compassion and individual responsibility in a democracy.

In working with personal experiences and choice in these histories, links  are  made to the issues and moral dilemmas facing young people today.  click here to go back to the Shikaya website.

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Shikaya is a non-profit civil society organisation that recognises the crucial role that teachers can play in deepening and strengthening South Africa’s democracy. As such, Shikaya supports the personal and professional development of teachers to create a South Africa in which young people in schools are inspired and supported to become responsible citizens and future in our democracy, valuing diversity, human rights and peace.

Since 2005, Shikaya has been working with and supporting over 3 000 teachers and education department officials across South Africa through various programmes and partnerships.

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