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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 amiller@holocauststudies.org or call 845-574-4099.

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Teaching Tolerance Curriculum Workshop

August 21, 2018
9 am - 4 pm

Technology Center, Ellipse
Rockland Community College Track
145 College Road
Suffern, NY

Cost: $36

A light breakfast and lunch will be served.

To register, please email Abigail E. Miller at amiller@holocauststudies.org

The Teaching Tolerance Curriculum is a collection of K-12 literacy based, anti-bias, social justice resources that are aligned to the Common Core English Language Arts and Literacy Standards and to the groundbreaking Teaching Tolerance Social Justice Standards. Come to a dynamic workshop held at Rockland Community College and hosted by the Holocaust Museum & Center for Tolerance and Education, to be led by experts from Teaching Tolerance.

Participants will:

  • Gain practical tools and resources to teach about current and historical issues of social injustice
  • Identify and use materials that align with Common Core State Standards
  • Be able to integrate Teaching Tolerance Social Justice Standards into existing classroom materials
  • Build a complete Learning Plan using the texts, teaching strategies, and student tasks within the Teaching Tolerance Curriculum
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Facilitating Critical Conversations Workshop

August 22, 2018
9 am - 4 pm

Technology Center, Ellipse
Rockland Community College Track
145 College Road
Suffern, NY

Cost: $36

A light breakfast and lunch will be served.

To register, please email Abigail E. Miller at amiller@holocauststudies.org

This workshop helps teachers learn how to talk openly about the historical roots and the contemporary manifestations of social inequality and discrimination. We will explore strategies for facilitating critical conversations with students and colleagues. Come to a dynamic workshop at Rockland Community College, hosted by the Holocaust Museum & Center for Tolerance and Education and led by experts from Teaching Tolerance.

Participants will learn to:

  • Facilitate conversations about race, racism and other critical topics
  • Identify strategies and resources to help students explore their own identities and the identities of others
  • Reflect on personal assumptions and implicit bias
  • Integrate anti-bias attitudes and beliefs into curriculum and school-wide planning goals
  • Build and draw upon intergroup awareness, understanding and skills
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