HOUSTON, TX (Jan. 10, 2013) – Holocaust Museum Houston will offer a one-day educator’s workshop this January during which participants will explore the various forms of Holocaust-era photography and consider the perspective and use of the images during the Holocaust.
“Studying the Holocaust and History through Photography: Concepts and Controversies” is scheduled for Jan. 31, 2013, beginning at 9 a.m. in the Museum’s Morgan Family Center, 5401 Caroline St. in Houston’s Museum District.
Participants will expand photograph analysis and media literacy skills to incorporate in their classrooms as activities that enrich teaching of the Holocaust and the new understandings being developed by historians today. Participants will spend part of the afternoon at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston as they tour the exhibit “War/Photography: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath” with the lead curator, Anne Wilkes Tucker. Participants then will return to Holocaust Museum Houston for a preview of the upcoming exhibition, “Through Soviet Jewish Eyes,” which explores images created during the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union.
This workshop has been approved by the Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented for five hours credit in creativity and instructional strategies. Registration – including materials – is $25. Lunch is not included. Seating is limited, and advance registration is required. To RSVP online, visit http://www.hmh.org/RegisterEvent.aspx.
Holocaust Museum Houston is dedicated to educating people about the Holocaust, remembering the 6 million Jews and other innocent victims and honoring the survivors' legacy. Using the lessons of the Holocaust and other genocides, the Museum teaches the dangers of hatred, prejudice and apathy.
Holocaust Museum Houston’s Morgan Family Center is free and open to the public and is located in Houston’s Museum District at 5401 Caroline St., Houston, TX 77004. For more information about the Museum, call 713-942-8000 or visit www.hmh.org.