Holocaust Education Institute for Missouri Teachers To Be Held This Summer

A four-day Holocaust Education Institute for Missouri middle and high school educators who currently teach or plan to teach about the Holocaust will be held July 13 through 17 at the University of Missouri–Columbia. The Institute will provide a collaborative forum to learn about rationales, strategies and approaches to teaching the complex subject of the Holocaust to students. Participants will create lesson plans aligned to the Missouri Learning standards.

The Institute is funded by a grant from the Missouri Humanities Council and support from the St. Louis Holocaust Museum and Learning Center, Midwest Center for Holocaust Education, the National Churchill Museum, University of Missouri, the Rubin and Gloria Feldman Family Education Institute of the Holocaust Museum and Learning Center, and Peter and Carol Winston.

Featured speakers include educator Karen Shawn, PhD, founder of the Holocaust Educators’ Consortium; author Andrea Warren, who has written seven historical nonfiction books for young readers; and Dr. Cliff Cain, professor of religious studies at Westminster College. Curator and Director of Education at the Holocaust Museum and Learning Center Dan Reich will also present at the Institute. Institute participants will also take a field trip to the Holocaust Museum and Learning Center.

Registration is limited to 40 teachers. Additional information and online registration is available at www.HMLC.org/HEI. Questions should be directed to Dan Reich at 314-442-3714 or dreich@jfedstl.org.

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