The Power and Influence of Film in Teaching the Holocaust

The Power and Influence of Film in Teaching the Holocaust

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The Power and Influence of Film in Teaching the Holocaust

December 2018 marks the 25th anniversary of the release of Schindler’s List. How have Holocaust films, and Schindler’s List in particular, transformed the teaching of this history?

In this workshop, you will:

  • Explore how educators can effectively use film within their teaching to portray both singular stories and the broader history, helping students develop empathy and critically engage in issues raised by and extending beyond the film itself
  • Discover new interdisciplinary teaching strategies that reinforce historical and literacy skills
  • Have access to the optional film screening for you and up to 20 students (see below)

An optional screening of Schindler’s List will precede the workshop, and teachers attending the workshop may bring up to 20 students to join for the screening, lunch, and student workshops during the time educators are attending the teacher workshop. Additional information for student participation will be given to those who register, and student attendance must be confirmed in advance as space is limited.


After this workshop you will:

  • Become part of the Facing History educator network, with access to a rich slate of educator resources, including unit and lesson plans, study guides, and multimedia
  • Be able to borrow books and DVDs through our online lending library at no cost
Wildwood School
11811 Olympic Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90064
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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