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Educator Workshops

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.

Below is the information for our upcoming workshop: 

Event Image: Educator Workshop - Defining and Teaching Genocide - Part 1

What is genocide? The word, coined by Raphael Lemkin, was first used to describe the mass murder of the Armenians in World War I and events during the Holocaust, and was created to ensure that those who committed the crimes that took place could be fully prosecuted under the crime of genocide. The definition was also to be applied as a warning to prevent future atrocities. This workshop will explore the definition of the word, how it has been used to help teachers educate their students about genocide, and how it relates to the Holocaust and future and past mass atrocities. We will also explore rationale for teaching genocide and share resources to help you achieve your goals. You can sign up for the workshop here
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"I cannot begin to express how grateful I am for the workshop. I gained knowledge of the topics, as well as teaching strategies. It was also very momentous because I had never had the opportunity to meet a survivor and hear part of their story.”
Participant in "The Holocaust in European Memory" summer institute
“I have taken 5+ workshops through the UofM, many on the topic of genocide. Each one has been unique and full of great resources and amazing presenters."
—Participant in "Genocide in Africa: Darfur and Rwanda" summer institute