AUGUST TEACHER WORKSHOP FEATURES EPHRAIM KAYE OF YAD
Ephraim Kaye, director of international seminars
for educators at Yad Vashem, will conduct a special one-day workshop
featuring three distinct programs teachers can implement in their
classrooms this August.
The workshop is set for Tuesday, Aug. 10 from 8:45 a.m. to 3:30
p.m. at Holocaust Museum Houston's Morgan Family Center, 5401 Caroline
St., in Houston's Museum district.
In the morning session, teachers will consider the issues of
perpetrators, bystanders and collaborators as they work through the
question “How was it humanly possible?” The second part of the morning
will focus on a new project using Holocaust survivor testimony.
In the afternoon, teachers will learn how to use educational tools
to combat the phenomena of Holocaust denial.
Ephraim Kaye holds a first and second degree in modern Jewish
history and the history of the Holocaust from Hebrew University in
Jerusalem. He taught 11th- and 12th-grade students for 23 years and has
been with Yad Vashem since 1988. He has coordinated and led more than 200
international seminars with participants from over 25 countries in 10
different languages. Kaye has also guided more than 17 trips to Poland for
high school students, Yad Vashem graduates and Israel Defense Force
officers. He is the author of several books and articles. He is a frequent
Holocaust Museum Houston is a provider of continuing
professional education (CPE) approved by the State Board for Educator
Certification (SBEC) whose provider number is 500499.
This program is being provided free of cost through Yad
Vashem, however, registration is required by Aug. 5, 2010. Visit www.hmh.org/RegisterEvent.aspx to register online.
For more information, call 713-942-8000, ext. 105 or e-mail
"THE ART OF MEMORY: A TEACHER WORKSHOP ON HOLOCAUST MEMORY AND THE
ARTS" SCHEDULED FOR THIS OCTOBER
Two major events that focus on memory and the arts in
relation to the Holocaust will be occurring this November – the temporary
exhibition, “Fragile Fragments” will open at Holocaust Museum Houston on
Nov. 5 and on Nov. 23, the Houston Symphony will perform
workshop, set for 8:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., on Wednesday, Oct. 27,
2010, will prepare teachers to undertake a study of the Holocaust and
the memories of these events as they are transmitted through memorials,
art and music.
session will feature Professor James Young, who wiorg/RegisterEvent.aspx by Oct. 20 to
register online. For more information, call 713-942-8000, ext. 105 or
WORKSHOP TO FOCUS ON NUREMBERG RACE LAWS
Have you ever had students question how the Holocaust
is relevant to American history?
This interactive workshop,
"The Impact of Racist Ideologies: Jim Crow and the Nuremberg Race Laws,”
scheduled for 8:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011, will
develop this answer as participants explore the racist ideologies that
governed two different nations, albeit with different outcomes.
In this session,
teachers will analyze the laws used to identify and segregate minority
populations, discuss the scope of these laws and compare results of the
laws. The day will involve many stimulus-based discussions, lesson ideas,
resource suggestions and discussions on how to implement the workshop’s
content into existing plans and programs.
Holocaust Museum Houston is a
provider of continuing professional education (CPE) approved by the State
Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) whose provider number is 500499.
The $15 nonrefundable
workshop fee covers workshop materials. Lunch is not included. Visit
www.hmh.org/RegisterEvent/aspx to register online by Jan. 26, 2011. For more
information, call 713-942-8000, ext. 105 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
OF THE MONTH
Holocaust Museum Houston's
redesigned Web site now offers online discussion forums for educators
to confer with each other on issues related to teaching the Holocaust and
other genocides. The forums are divided into groups for elementary
educators, middle school educators, high school educators, and college and
university educators. There are also three special groups designed for
alumni of Museum programs: the Max M. Kaplan Summer Institute for
Educators, the Warren Fellowship for Future Teachers and participants of
the Conference for Spanish Latin American Teachers of the
Educators can sign up to join
the discussion forums by registering at http://www.hmh.org/ed_discussion_group.shtml. To register, click the "Register" link at the
upper right top of the page. Participation in the forum will
permit educators from across the country to share ideas, ask questions and