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Educator Professional Development Seminar 2022
June 20 @ 5:00 am - June 21 @ 10:45 am
Expanding How We Teach About the Holocaust: New Topics and Media
Whether you’re new to teaching about the Holocaust, or a veteran, it’s time we expand what Holocaust classes can teach our students. History, yes. Geography, civics, and how fascism rises, of course. Yet we can also use primary sources to develop curiosity; analyze photographs; understand Jewish life – falling in love, sibling rivalry, overcoming hardship, and rebuilding lives; and more.
Centropa, a historical institute based in Vienna, interviewed 1,200 elderly Jews living in 15 European countries. We did not use video but asked our respondents to tell us their entire life stories spanning the 20th c. as they showed us their old family photographs, which we digitized.
Teachers use Centropa’s database of photographs, interviews, and short multimedia films to teach history, Holocaust, social studies, geography, ELA, art, foreign languages, filmmaking, photography, technology, and civics. All resources are FREE.
In this webinar you will:
- reconnect to why you wanted to be a teacher in the first place;
- explore Centropa’s database of photographs and interviews and create lessons for your classroom;
- revisit Holocaust topics, such as Kristallnacht and the Kindertransport, and learn how to teach them with new resources and in new ways;
- learn Holocaust stories rarely taught – those from Hungary, and about Sephardic Jews in the Balkans (the former Yugoslavia);
- return to class with ready-made activities, lessons, and projects, along with all of the resources you need to teach them;
- learn about Centropa’s professional development opportunities.
Participants will earn professional development credit through the Holocaust Education Resource Council (HERC), which provides instructional guidance, support and resources for educators who teach the history of the Holocaust, and educational programs for the community at large.