Teaching the Holocaust
July 16 - July 20, 2012
8:30am — 4:30pm, plus 2 evening sessions (Tuesday & Thursday)
Through this introductory institute, teachers will begin an investigation of the history of the Nazi Holocaust (1933-1945). An intensive, five-day seminar, the Institute includes a wide range of age-appropriate resources and strategies, modeled through the exploration of best practices in an integrated teaching curriculum. Participants will become familiar with techniques, methods and resources that include multimedia presentations, guest speakers and interdisciplinary connections that align with state and national standards.
Educators will be equipped to return to their classrooms with the knowledge and pedagogical resources to teach in a manner that leads to an investigation of the ramifications of prejudice, racism and indifference. Educators will examine what it means to be a responsible and respectful person for the purpose of encouraging acceptance of diversity in a pluralistic society and for nurturing and protecting democratic values and institutions.
- 30 CPDUs
- Graduate Credit: 3 semester hours available through Aurora University ($300)
Additional Faciliators To Be Announced
|Dr. Peter Hayes, Ph.D.
Professor of Holocaust Studies, Northwestern University
Hidden Child and Author
Director of Strategy and Policy, Human Rights and Special Prosecution Section, U.S. Department of Justice