The Center for Holocaust & Genocide Studies supports educators through workshops and seminars, facilitated by leading experts in Holocaust and genocide education. Through these workshops we develop and distribute a myriad of resources for teaching age-appropriate lessons about the Holocaust and genocide.
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Upcoming Educator Workshops
Teaching the Holocaust, Empowering Students
Date: Saturday, February 9, 2019
Time: 8 AM - 3 PM
Location: #317 Blegen Hall, West Bank, University of Minnesota
This workshop is free, but space is limited. Register here.
Organized by the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies in conjunction with Echoes & Reflections.
How do we create impactful and thoughtful learning of the Holocaust with students? Through the Echoes & Reflections professional development program, participants explore and gain access to a range of classroom content and consider instructional enhancements to support students' study and reflection of the history of the Holocaust and its ongoing meaning in the world today. Educators enhance their own knowledge about the Holocaust, including the history of antisemitism, and build confidence and capacity to teach this complex subject.
Summer Educator Professional Development Workshop:
Teaching About Genocide
Date: July 29-August 2, 2019
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Place: West Bank, University of Minnesota
Cost: $100; Includes lunch, parking voucher, resources
Registration Deadline: July 15, 2019 or until full. Register here.
This week-long educator workshop will provide an introduction to the legal and social concepts of genocides, as well as historical and contemporary examples of genocide and mass violence, such as the Armenia, Cambodia, and Rwanda genocides, and the Holocaust. Additional case studies will examine ethnic cleansing in Bosnia, the current mass violence against Rohingya, and the genocide of Indigenous peoples in North America. Participants will build content and pedagogical knowledge to feel knowledgeable and confident teaching about genocide in both middle and high school classrooms.
The workshop is organized by the University of Minnesota's Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, a national leader in genocide research and education. Sessions will be facilitators by university professors, advanced Ph.D. students, and veteran educators.
Participants will not only have the opportunity to engage in small group settings with these experts, but they will also listen to a Holocaust survivor and learn from the local Armenian, Cambodian, and Native American communities about the legacies of genocide and memorialization efforts. Participants will receive classroom resources, lesson and unit plans, and continuing education credit. Though the workshop is explicitly aimed at middle and high school social studies and English Language Arts teachers, all interested educators are encouraged to apply.
—Participant in "The Holocaust in European Memory" summer institute
—Participant in "Genocide in Africa: Darfur and Rwanda" summer institute