Educator Workshops

The Center for Holocaust and 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: 

Building Bridges of Understanding:

Practical Approaches to Genocide Education 

2024 Center for Holocaust & Genocide Studies Educator Institute 
August 5 - 8
8:00 AM to 4:30 PM 
University of Minnesota
Free to educators 
Lunch & snacks provided
Image from 2021 teacher workshop
The Center’s 2024 Summer Educator Institute, Building Bridges of Understanding Practical Approaches to Genocide Education, will give participants the opportunity to learn from faculty and emerging scholars from the University of Minnesota and to connect with fellow educators from across the region. Through a combination of instruction, lessons, and conversations, the 2024 Institute aims to provide a deeper and more nuanced understanding of genocide. 
Educators will learn how best to incorporate new approaches to discussing the Holocaust and genocides in their classrooms. With guidance from the University of Minnesota and beyond, participants will come away from this year's summer workshop with a better sense of how to incorporate poetry, graphic novels, and films alongside traditional approaches. 
Each day will feature guided lessons and discussion followed by an afternoon of hands-on practice with resources to ensure full confidence in the classroom. 
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For educational resources, please see our Holocaust and Genocide Education pages.


"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