CHGS Reaches Local Educators This Fall Through its Genocide Education Outreach (GEO) Program

GEO is a new community outreach program offered by CHGS
November 27, 2017

In January, 2016, CHGS launced the GEO Program to both improve CHGS' service to the community and expand the training opportunities offered to UMN graduate students. In the fall semester, the following GEO sessions were offered: 

  • Social Justice Education Fair - Educator Workshop, Oct. 20th 
    A group of graduate students spoke with educators from the St. Paul area with guidance on teaching high school students genocide, along with sample presentations. 
  • JCC Witness Theater - Holocaust History Presentations,Sep. 24th and Nov. 19th
    Graduate students presented to group of teens critical historical information on the Holocaust, including regional difference in perpetration, daily life for Jewish teens before and during German occupation, and a conversation about perpetrators/bystanders
  • Talking ExtremismHate and White Supremacy in America and how to talk about it in the classroom, Oct, 26
    Jodi Elowitz, Director of Education of the Holocaust and Humanity Center (Ohio) led a workshop for graduate students involved in the GEO outreach initiative. 

Please let us know if you:

  • are a graduate student interested in gaining outreach and teaching experience through GEO.
  • are an educator who would be interested in having one of our young scholars visit with your class in the 2017-2018 school year. We will pair you with a graduate student and help facilitate development and planning.  
  • wish to support this program.
Call: 612-624-6527
Email: chgs@umn.edu