Teaching the Holocaust
Sunday, October 6, and Monday, October 7
The St. Louis Holocaust Museum & Learning Center, in cooperation with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, presents a FREE two-part professional development event that will provide resources and pedagogical approaches to teach about the Holocaust, including a special focus on immigration and refugee issues.
The workshop will begin with an introductory session on Sunday, October 6, followed by a presentation from author of Refugee Denied: The St. Louis Passengers and the Holocaust, Scott Miller. On Monday, teachers will take part in interactive discussions and receive resources that reinforce approaching this complex history with their students. Resources from the US Holocaust Memorial Museum will be provided.
The workshop is open to middle and high school educators. An hors d’oeuvre reception will accompany the Sunday evening session. Breakfast and lunch will be served on Monday. Click here to register.
Holocaust education and diversity training is available to Missouri middle and high school teachers through the Rubin and Gloria Feldman Education Outreach Program.
The Museum offers half-day and full-day workshops for teachers of history, English, social studies and other appropriate fields. These workshops are free of charge. Diversity training has been held from the Ozarks to St. Joseph, MO.
The Holocaust teaches important lessons for today – the dangers of indifference, importance of reducing prejudice, combating discrimination and promoting diversity.
For more information about these workshops contact Dan Reich, Curator and Director of Education, at 314-432-0020.
Holocaust Workshop Topics Include:
- A brief history of the Holocaust
- Testimonies of St. Louis area Holocaust survivors or their descendants
- The nature of prejudice and tactics to combat it
- How propaganda is used to teach hate and influence public opinion
- Racism and hate groups in the United States and Europe today
- The dangers of indifference and the ”bystander” mentality
You Will Receive Material And Information To Create Your Own Holocaust Curriculum:
- Primary source documents from the Holocaust period
- Handouts on effective teaching techniques, and guidance in developing critical thinking
- Practical lesson plans and suggested interactive activities
- Information on HMLC’s portable Education Trunks that contain texts, videos, posters, maps and curriculum guides for use in middle school and high school classrooms
Workshops are designed to meet the Missouri standards as mandated by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) and the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE). CEUs are available.
- Lolle Boettcher, Holocaust educator, Mandel Fellow,
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, 1996
- Dana Humphrey, Holocaust educator, Mandel Fellow,
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, 2000
To schedule a workshop or for more information, call Dan Reich at 314-442-3714.