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Holocaust Education Workshop February 24

Portion of the cover of "Wisconsin Survivors of the Holocaust"

The Wisconsin Historical Society is co-sponsoring "Teaching the Holocaust," a workshop to be held Friday, February 24, at the Pyle Center on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. This is a daylong opportunity for educators at all levels to learn how to integrate the Holocaust into their classrooms. The Society joins the Anti-Defamation League of Greater Chicago/Upper Midwest Region, the Nathan and Esther Pelz Holocaust Education Resource Center, and the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction in sponsoring the event.

Sessions and Activities

The agenda for the day includes a half-day training in the award-winning curriculum, "Echoes and Reflections," created by the Anti-Defamation League, The Shoah Foundation Institute and Yad Vashem. All attendees will receive a copy of the curriculum, thanks in part to a grant from the Harry and Bessye Rosenberg Charitable Trust.

A Holocaust survivor will share his or her experience with particpants during the day. There will also be presentations about resources from the Holocaust Education Resource Center and the Wisconsin Historical Society.

Angie Bazan, a teacher at Deerfield High School, will assist participants in using the "Thinking Like a Historian" framework while teaching the Holocaust. Michael Edmonds, deputy director of the Society's Library-Archives Division, will discuss how teachers can use the online oral history collection, Wisconsin Survivors of the Holocaust.

How To Register

The workshop will run from 8:15 am to 4 pm. The cost is $25, which includes lunch and the "Echoes and Reflections" curriculum materials. Teachers can register online by noon Monday, February 20.

For more information, contact Kristen McDaniel, social studies consultant at the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, at 608-266-2207 or via email.

:: Posted January 17, 2012

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