The International Coalition of Sites of Conscience recently launched a new blog series that enables members to share their experiences and strategies engaging youth in history, activism and human rights.
Making history relevant to younger generations – who may be separated from it by years, decades or even centuries – is not always easy. Too often young people learn about history in a passive way, without making the connection between the past and its contemporary legacies. Sites of Conscience can help them become active learners. Our members throughout the world are working to create safe and innovative spaces for younger generations to reflect on their personal experiences, bridge differences, and foster understanding of others’ viewpoints.
Each blog centers on a different member’s program(s), with the goal of sharing insight into the most effective means of activating young people in their communities. A number of these blog posts specifically speak to best practices and link to resources related to the program.
For more information, or to learn how your organization can contribute to the series, please contact Linda Norris at firstname.lastname@example.org.