The Power of Images and Memory: Teaching with Photographs from the Lodz Ghetto

Teaching with Photographs from the Lodz Ghetto

"Polen, Ghetto Litzmannstadt, Bewohner." Bundesarchiv, Bild 101III-Schilf-002-30 / Schilf / CC-BY-SA 3.0.

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The Power of Images and Memory: Teaching with Photographs from the Lodz Ghetto

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Teaching students how to analyze visual images develops necessary critical viewing skills that deepen the learning experience. The skills of observation, analysis and interpretation encourages students to ask important questions while making meaningful connections between the past and the world they live in today.


Join the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and Facing History and Ourselves for a closer look at photographs by Henryk Ross documenting life in the Lodz Ghetto in Poland during World War II. View the MFA’s exhibition “Memory Unearthed: The Lodz Ghetto Photographs of Henryk Ross” with fellow educators; consider approaches for looking closely at Ross’s documentary photographs; and learn about the historical context of the Lodz Ghetto.


Participants can also explore resources from Facing History about teaching the Holocaust and consider ways of incorporating the exhibition into their curriculum, either through a self-guided visit to the exhibition or through images available online.

To register for this free workshop, email [email protected] with your name, your email address, your school/district, and the grade level(s) you teach. The registration deadline is March 17, 2017.


Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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