APPLY NOW FOR THE MAX M. KAPLAN SUMMER INSTITUTE FOR
The Max M. Kaplan Summer Institute
for Educators at Holocaust Museum Houston is a four-day program that moves
beyond the general history of the Holocaust to explore the various
dimensions and implications of the Holocaust and other genocides. The
institute, held each summer, provides substantive content and the
opportunity to network with internationally known scholars of the
Holocaust and teachers from around the world.
The 2011 program will be held July
5 through 8 and will focus on life after the Holocaust – for survivors and
for those who work to commemorate the events of the Holocaust. Planned
speakers include Dr. Michael Berenbaum and Dr. Robert Jan Van Pelt, who
will jointly present the film “Shoah,” as well as separate sessions; Dr.
Daniel Cohen, who will speak about issues related to displaced persons and
refugees; and Dr. Mary Johnson, who will speak on methods of incorporating
content into the classroom.
Seating is limited, open to
teachers from across the United States, and is on a competitive basis. The
cost to attend the program is $150, which includes lunch and materials for
the four days. The application to the program is available at the Museum’s
Web site at http://www.hmh.org/ed_kaplan.shtml. Applications must be submitted by June 20,
2011. For more information about the program, call 713-942-8000, ext. 123
or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
This educator training project has
been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material
Claims Against Germany, Inc.; and is generously underwritten by
the Max M. Kaplan Teacher Education Fund, the Lea K. Weems Memorial
Scholarship Fund and the Chevra Kadisha Holocaust Studies Scholarship
Fund, with special thanks to United Airlines, the official airline of
Holocaust Museum Houston.
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"LEGACIES AND MEANING: THE WORLD WAR II
Two new exhibitions will open at Holocaust Museum
Houston this summer: “Ours To Fight For” and “The Impact of Racist
Ideologies: Jim Crow and the Nuremberg Laws.” This one-day teacher
workshop scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011 will focus on the topics
of these two exhibitions.
Beginning at 9 a.m., educators will
view “Ours To Fight For.” This exhibition details the experiences of
American minorities fighting in World War II, notably Jewish veterans.
After viewing the exhibition, teachers will participate in a session about
implementing the content of this exhibit in their classrooms. The morning
will be especially relevant to history educators in addressing the new
World War II TEKS.
In the afternoon, teachers will
view and discuss “The Impact of Racist Ideologies.” The afternoon session
will include information about eugenics, the racist customs and the laws
of Nazi Germany and Jim Crow America. Teachers who work with language,
history and science will find these sessions significant in their
Beginning at 7 p.m., historian Omer
Bartov will conduct a public lecture that examines his work in “Erased:
Vanishing Traces of Jewish Galicia in Present-Day Ukraine.” Teachers who
attend the workshop will be able to attend this lecture, if they choose to
do so. Bartov’s lecture will consider the long-lasting effects of the
Holocaust, in which areas of Ukraine that were once filled with a vibrant
Jewish community prior to the Holocaust now have no traces of that
The Bartov lecture
itself is free, but the cost for the one-day session – including materials
– is $15. Lunch is not included. To register for the workshop and/or the
lecture, please visit www.hmh.org/RegisterEvent.aspx. For more information, e-mail email@example.com.
LOOK FOR HMH EDUCATION STAFF AT THESE
On behalf of the Texas
Holocaust and Genocide Commission, HMH education staff members will be
conducting one-day trainings at the following Texas Education Service
Centers. The workshops are available at no cost, and registration is
available at the service center Web sites.
- June 20, 2011 – Texas ESC 14 workshop
- June 30, 2011 – Texas ESC 13 workshop
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subscription to the Museum's printed newsletter "Bearing Witness,"
invitations to Museum openings and events, one official membership card
and general circulation privileges from the Laurie and Milton Boniuk
Resource Center and Library.
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