First Session (9:30 - 11:00 AM)
Educational Considerations in Teaching about the Holocaust
For School Teachers
The session explores the challenges educators are facing when attempting to create meaningful holocaust education curriculum for their students.
The vastness of the topic, the limited amount of time and the need to accommodate existing school venues, are all take into consideration in presenting a series of guidelines:
The session is constructed along a series of essential questions, each offering a unique approach:
- Do we focus on the perpetrators, the victims or the bystanders?
- Do we deal with the enormous number of victims or rather focus on individual stories?
- Are we teaching History? Ethics? Literature?
The above are but part of the questions presented at the session, each followed by concrete suggestions for educational opportunities.
- The Holocaust is an enormous historical event that is difficult to address in all its complexity.
- Educators thus need to choose their particular focus and educational opportunity.
- Individual choices can be guided by essential questions relating to particular areas of interest.
- The particular case of individuals who had moved from the position of bystanders into that of up-standers offers an illustration for an effective educational choice.
This seminar will be held at the following location:
Upland Center, Community Room 103
540 Upland Avenue, Reading, PA 19611
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