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.
Special Workshop Opportunity
The HMLC Summer Teacher Institute will be held June 17-20, 2018 on the Webster University Campus and is designed for middle and high school educators from a variety of disciplines, who currently teach, or are contemplating teaching about the Holocaust. Educators will learn about rationales, guidelines, strategies and approaches to teaching this complex subject. Presenters include Holocaust experts from Washington University in St. Louis, Webster University and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. In addition, they will have the opportunity to hear survivor testimony and visit the St. Louis Holocaust Museum & Learning Center.
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.