In today’s world, questions of how to build and maintain democratic societies that are pluralistic, open, and resilient to violence are more relevant than ever. This two-day workshop will introduce participants to Facing History’s approach to the study of the Holocaust, which enables students to wrestle with profound moral questions raised by this history and fosters their skills in civic engagement, ethical reasoning, critical thinking, and empathy — all of which are critical for sustaining democracy.
The workshop will also include these incredible opportunities:
- A chance to explore ways students can incorporate Holocaust artifacts into classroom lessons through an object-based learning activity at The Maltz Museum
- A discussion with renowned scholar and survivor, Dr. Mordecai Paldiel, former Director of the Department of the Righteous at Yad Vashem, on the role of rescuers and resistance during the Holocaust. Dr. Paldiel will join us as a partnership with the Emil A. and Jenny Fish Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Yeshiva University.
- A conversation with Lois Roman, who will share the incredible story of Memorial Scrolls Trust, a group which has rescued, fixed, and preserved pre-Holocaust Torah scrolls from the former nation of Czechoslovakia. Participants will also see the rescued Torah scrolls at The Temple Museum of Art, Religion and Culture at The Temple - Tifereth Israel
- A conversation about about Kol Israel’s Face to Face Holocaust Education Program; Survivors or descendants of Survivors share personal stories in person or remotely to humanize the experiences of the 6 million Jews who perished
- An overview of how the OCHGE can support their professional development via its Teacher Network, Virtual Mentorship Program, workshops, and travel seminars.
Workshop participants will:
- Learn current scholarship on the history of the Holocaust and new research focused on human behavior, group dynamics, and bias
- Learn a new way of structuring curriculum to help students connect history to their own lives and the choices they make
- Engage with classroom-ready multimedia resources and learn how to build a customized unit that meets your curriculum objectives
- Discover new teaching strategies that help students interrogate text, think critically, and discuss controversial issues respectfully
This workshop is intended for 6-12th grade world history, U.S. history, humanities, English language arts, or religious school educators.
This workshop is a partnership of: Facing History and Ourselves, The Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage, The Temple - Tifereth Israel, the Kol Israel Foundation, and the Ohio Council on Holocaust and Genocide Education.
One graduate credit available for an additional fee.
- Day One: In Person at The Temple - Tifereth Israel - 8:30am - 4:00pm
- Day Two: Online (Zoom link will be sent) - 9:00am - 3:00pm