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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.

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Upcoming Educator Workshops


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
CEUs: 30
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 genocide, as well as historical and contemporary examples of genocide and mass violence, such as the Armenia, Cambodia, Rwanda, and Bosnian genocides and the Holocaust. Additional case studies will examine the current genocide 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.

"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