Holocaust and Human Behavior with Violins of Hope

November 13, 2019
Holocaust and Human Behavior with Violins of Hope

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Holocaust and Human Behavior with Violins of Hope

This workshop is presented by Facing History and Ourselves and Jewish Family and Children’s Services Holocaust Center in partnership with Violins of Hope and Music at Kohl Mansion.

How is history shaped by hatred, indifference, and denial, as well as by caring, compassion, and responsibility? 

All Bay Area educators (grades 7-12) are invited to an interactive workshop about music as tool for resistance and survival in the Holocaust. Teach the Holocaust through the lens of humanities or art.  

This workshop will feature the Violins of Hope and we will explore the role music and instruments played in sustaining the human spirit and resisting oppression. The Violins of Hope is a collection of violins recovered from the Holocaust, some of which were played by Jewish prisoners in concentration camps. 

This workshop will include: Holocaust Survivor testimony, resources for your classroom, and dinner. 

Educators who attend either of the workshops will have the opportunity to bring the Violins of Hope musical performance to their schools. 

In these workshops you will:

  1. Discover interdisciplinary teaching and literacy strategies and classroom activities that reinforce historical and literacy skills.

  2. Investigate the complexities of human behavior, resistance, judgment, memory, and how we as individuals and members of groups can make a difference in the world today.

  3. Receive lessons to prepare your students for a Violins of Hope performance.

  4. Receive coaching and support as you implement these lessons in your classroom.

  5. Become part of the Facing History and JFCS Holocaust Center Educator Networks, with access to a rich slate of free educator resources, including downloadable unit and lesson plans, study guides, and online tools.

Bishop O'Dowd High School
9500 Stearns Ave
Oakland, CA 94605
November 13, 2019
4:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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