Summer Institute for Educators 2018
Teaching About the Holocaust: An Introduction
Monday – Thursday, July 16 – 19, 2018 | 9:00am-2:30pm
Through this introductory institute, teachers will begin an investigation into the history of the Nazi Holocaust (1933-1945). During this intensive, four-day seminar, participants will become familiar with teaching 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 deeper knowledge of the Holocaust and rich pedagogical resources. The program will enable them to investigate with their students the ramifications of prejudice, racism, and indifference. Educators will examine what it means to be a responsible and respectful person for the purposes of encouraging acceptance of diversity in a pluralistic society and for nurturing and protecting democratic values and human rights.
- Learn why, how, what, when and where the Holocaust took place, including key historical trends/antecedents that led up to and culminated in the “final solution.”
- Understand that the Holocaust was not inevitable, but that the Holocaust resulted from a cumulative progression of numerous historical events, actions, and choices.
- Develop an understanding that the Holocaust was a watershed event not only in the twentieth century, but in the entire history of humanity.
- Place the study of the Holocaust within a historical context that will allow participants to see the relationship of political, social, and economic factors that impacted the times and events that resulted in the Holocaust.
- Explore concepts such as prejudice, discrimination, stereotyping, racism, antisemitism, obedience to authority, decision-making, and justice.
- Use resources including film, interactive text and graphics, diaries, and first-person accounts to actively engage in a direct connection with the ideas of those involved in the Holocaust and bring a more personal dimension to the story.
4-Day Summer Institute Includes
- Daily Continental Breakfast and Lunch
- Classroom Resources and Materials
- 16 Clock Hours (CPDUs)
- Graduate Credit: Pending, Stay tuned for details.
Tuition Cost: $100
Dr. Sara Cushman, Director, Holocaust Educational Foundation (HEF) of Northwestern University
Christina E. Chavarria, Program Coordinator, Levine Institute for Holocaust Education, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Aaron Elster, Holocaust Survivor, IHMEC Vice President and Author, “I Still See Her Haunting Eyes”
Mitchell Winthrop (Mietek Weintraub), Holocaust Survivor, “The Arrival: I Sought God in Hell”
Limited number of tuition scholarships also available. Please contact us for details and application form.
Applications must be received no later than Monday, June 2, 2018 for consideration. Apply early!
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–Generously Supported by Polk Bros. Foundation, Segal Family Foundation, The Slomo & Cindy Silvian Foundation, Inc,