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Professional Development for Teachers

Teaching the Holocaust: Different Approaches and Resources

This seminar will provide interdisciplinary resources and age-appropriate methodology for teaching the history and lessons of the Holocaust effectively and accurately. We will utilize multimedia primary sources to facilitate student engagement and prompt reflections on ethical behavior, individual responsibility, and critical thinking.

Broadening our focus, the Holocaust Museum and Center for Tolerance and Education will provide a breadth of resources and pedagogical techniques to examine the history and legacy of the Holocaust from different perspectives and disciplines. This seminal will present specific lessons on teaching the Holocaust in conjunction with the contemporary refugee crisis and genocide in the 21st century.

The program will also include units on developing Holocaust curricula using poetry, art, and film. A special session will help teachers explore often-ignored topics of Jewish responses, resistance, and rescue with their students.

Teachers will gain relevant connections to today's issues of social justice and will be able to present a meaningful curriculum to their students. The study of the Holocaust can sometimes have a strong emotional impact on students so it is important that educators learn how to support their students' emotional and mental health as they study this crucial period in modern history.

For more information or to schedule a program, please email Abigail Miller at or call 845-574-4099.

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