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Blog: Through Testimony
Blog Posts by Sarah Griffitts
November 18, 2016
Several months ago in my former senior high school class, students were introduced to the ideas of illiberalism. When discussing this issue, students are faced with how governments will apply laws and acts during times of crisis, as well as everyday life, that would limit or suspend civil liberties of any individual or group.
December 15, 2015
I found as a teacher that the most challenging task when teaching about the Holocaust and genocide, is how to do it not using material that shocks the students to the point that they do not want to look at the content, study the history or listen to present day issues due to the emotional shut down that can occur.
About Sarah Griffitts
Sarah Griffitts is a social studies high school teacher at the Calgary Board of Education in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. She received a BA in History at Mount Royal College and an MA in History from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth. Her master’s thesis focused on the establishment of Chelmno and Sobibor through the path of the Einsatzgruppen.