The National Center offers free professional development workshops that orient educators to the Fighting for Democracy exhibition, an innovative interactive exhibition based on the lives, actions, and decisions of a diverse group of individuals who sought equal rights for their families and communities during World War II. It traces the real-life stories of seven young men and women whose lives were forever changed by the events of the war. Denied their fundamental rights, each of them, in his or her own way, chose to fight for equality, freedom, and justice overseas and at home.
When visiting Fighting for Democracy, teachers and group leaders facilitate their students’ experience in the exhibition space, allowing educators to custom-tailor an educational experience to meet their curricular goals and to deepen their students’ understanding of democracy.
Workshops prepare classroom and community educators to facilitate their students’ hands-on experience during their visit, and introduce lesson ideas from the Fighting for Democracy Educator’s Resource Guide that can be done before, during and after a visit to the exhibition.
Educators may request a copy of the exhibition’s study guide, or download it directly from the National Center web site, prior to their visit to the Fighting for Democracy exhibition.