A Workshop on the Ostracism Case Study
Facing History and Ourselves has developed a face-to-face workshop on ostracism and bullying that uses the ostracism case study as its core content. In the workshop, participants read and respond to the voices of eighth grade students and one of their teachers as they talk about a social conflict among a group of friends that escalated into the ostracism of one of them. Their voices bring us inside their world and provoke questions about issues of inclusion and exclusion in adolescence and beyond. What is the role of young people and adults in preventing and responding to these kinds of incidents? What are the connections between these kinds of social issues facing students and the choices that teachers make in their classrooms and schools?
The workshop has been presented successfully to a variety of audiences, including:
- Teachers, as a professional development opportunity;
- School leaders and administrators, who are concerned with bullying in their schools and districts;
- Parents and children, as an afterschool community event;
- Students, as a classroom experience.
The following twenty-minute video walks you through an example of how to present the Ostracism Case Study workshop to educators. We have also segmented the twenty-minute video into smaller video clips, shown below.
For more information on how to bring this workshop to your school and/or community, please contact us through our website, www.facinghistory.org.