WORKSHOP TO EXPLORE THE INTERSECTION OF THREE WORLD
APPLY NOW FOR THIS YEAR'S MAX
M. KAPLAN SUMMER INSTITUTE FOR TEACHERS
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
theme of the 2009 institute focuses on both the lesser-known aspects of
the Holocaust and strategies and resources for learning about
This summer, the institute - conducted at
Holocaust Museum Houston July 7 through July 10, 2009 - will focus on
lesser known aspects of the Holocaust to include the experience of the
Roma, gender differences in understanding the Holocaust, the role of
partisans and the Nazis' systematic looting of art
treasures. Teachers will receive a DVD with educational materials and
the film “Defiance.” Additionally, participants will experience strategies
and resources for teaching about genocide.
The program is directed toward educators on a
secondary or higher level, but university students and educators of all
levels who have a specific interest in, and background knowledge of, the
Holocaust are invited to attend.
Seating is limited and is on a competitive
basis. The cost to attend the program is $150, which includes lunch
and materials for the four days. Applications for the 2009 Summer
Institute for Educators must be received with payment by Monday, June
22, 2009. For more information, contact email@example.com or call 713-942-8000, ext. 123.
This educator training project has been
supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against
Germany, the M.B. and Edna Zale Foundation and the Max M. Kaplan
TEACHER TRAINING TO FOCUS ON “RACE AND
MEMBERSHIP IN AMERICAN HISTORY"
Facing History and Ourselves returns to
Holocaust Museum Houston July 20-24 to conduct this special one-week
seminar on "Race and Membership in American History." Although
forgotten by most Americans today, during the early 20th century, the
eugenics movement flourished in the United States. In the name of science
and progress, eugenic proponents claimed that social problems, such as
crime, poverty and violence, were caused by inferior racial traits passed
on from one generation to another. This thinking influenced the passage of
involuntary sterilization laws, immigration restriction legislation and
state prohibitions on interracial marriages. The resource book “Race and
Membership in American History” by Facing History and Ourselves chronicles
this history. This four-day seminar is intended for secondary teachers,
teachers of American history, teachers of interdisciplinary American
Studies courses, and a range of social studies and English electives. This
seminar will help teachers develop new insights into how notions of
inclusion and exclusion have affected the thinking, behavior and policies
of Americans since the founding of our nation. Questions about the program
should be directed to Tracy Garrison-Feinberg at 212-868-6544, ext. 34 or
by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. For an
application and cost information, visit http://www.facinghistory.org.
Holocaust Museum Houston will host two
temporary exhibits this fall that address the intersection of three world
religions: “A Blessing to One Another: Pope John Paul II and the
Jewish People” and “Besa: Muslims Who Saved Jews During the Holocaust."
In conjunction with those exhibits, the
Museum will conduct a teacher training that will focus on the intersection
of religions and the power that can rest there. The session is scheduled
for Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2009, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Museum. The
program is intended for teachers interested in learning more about world
religions and where they intersect, but especially for sixth-grade and
world history teachers.
During the day, participants will
consider how Judaism, Christianity and Islam intersected during the Holocaust,
tour the two exhibits, consider the impact and universal nature of The Golden
Rule, and make connections between content learned during the day and the TEKS
requirements respective to their classrooms.
need to provide their own lunch, but otherwise there is no cost to attend this
program. To register, e-mail your name, school name, phone number and grade
level or courses taught to email@example.com.
Educators are also
invited to attend a public preview reception for "Besa" from 6 to 8 p.m. on
Thursday, July 16, 2009 and to a preview reception for "A Blessing to One
Another" from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 27, 2009. Visit www.hmh.org/register.asp to RSVP online.
SCHEDULED FOR "KRISTALLNACHT AND MODERN HOLOCAUST
This year is the 71st anniversary of the
massive pogrom against the Jewish people in Germany and Austria that took place
Nov. 9 and 10, 1938 – a night known as Kristallnacht or the Night of the Broken
Glass. This program, set for Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2009, from 8:30 a.m. to
3:30 p.m., will explore the events of that night and focus on resources
teachers may use in their classrooms as they teach about Kristallnacht.
After lunch, presentations will focus on
modern films related to the Holocaust, including “I’m Still Here,” “Defiance,”
and “The Boy in the Striped Pajamas,” as well as the implications of using each
in the classroom. The content learned in this session could be used not only to
teach history but also to deepen and enrich a study of civics and literature.
TEKS to be met include the English/language arts skills of media literacy and
those for viewing, representing and analysis. History standards related to
the Holocaust also will be addressed.
This one-day event has a workshop fee of
$15 per teacher. Lunch is not provided. Visit www.hmh.org/register.asp to RSVP online by Sept. 22, 2009. Online registrations are
nonrefundable for any reason.