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Race and Membership in American History: The Eugenics Movement

July 25, 2016 @ 08:30 AM - 03:30 PM

In the early 1900s, many people believed that eugenics, or 'race science,' was a progressive solution to social problems. Followers of eugenics argued that protecting 'racial purity' was essential in creating a healthy nation. In the United States and around the world, eugenics had a profound impact on educational and public policies. Using Facing History's resource book Race and Membership in American History: The Eugenics Movement, this seminar will explore how Americans defined citizenship and membership in the early part of the 20th century and the echoes and legacies of this movement today. Recommended for upper middle and high school teachers.Scholarships are available for CPS educators to cover all but the $50 registration fee payable upon acceptance.Professional learning credits are also available. Illinois Educators can earn 35 Clock Hours for full participation in this course. To register or for more information please visit our website atwww.facinghistory.orgor email Erika Wade atchicagooffice@facing.org.