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Opportunities for Educators Teaching About the Holocaust


The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum invites applications for the 2013 Arthur and Rochelle Belfer National Conference for Educators: Social Studies. Middle and high school educators and community college faculty are encouraged to attend. The conference is designed for educators with less than five years’ experience teaching about the Holocaust, but educators with more experience may attend.

Conference highlights include:

  • Discussion of rationales, strategies, and approaches for presenting the complex subject of the Holocaust to students
  • Holocaust survivor testimony
  • Guided tours of Museum exhibitions including the Permanent Exhibition; Some Were Neighbors: Collaboration and Complicity in the Holocaust (opening spring 2013); Remember the Children: Daniel’s Story; From Memory to Action: Meeting the Challenge of Genocide; and other special displays in the Wexner Center
  • Guidelines for planning and implementing units of study for Holocaust education

Teachers who complete the program receive a set of educational materials and a voucher worth $100 to purchase Holocaust-related resources in the Museum shop.

Registration is free but participants are responsible for their own transportation and accommodations. A limited number of scholarships is available. The conference is funded by a grant from the Belfer Foundation and will be held July 11-13 in Washington, DC.

Submit your application by June 21, 2013 at www.cvent.com/d/jcqdfn. For more information, contact Christina E. Chavarría, Program Coordinator, National Outreach for Teacher Initiatives, at 202.488.0466 or cchavarria@ushmm.org.

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