National Writing Project

The 2013 Memorial Library Summer Seminar on Holocaust Education in New York City

Events

The 2013 Memorial Library Summer Seminar on Holocaust Education in New York City

An Interdisciplinary Inquiry on Teaching the Holocaust

July 8–21, 2013

New York, New York

The Holocaust Educators Network announces 24 fellowships for middle school, high school, and college faculty to attend the Memorial Library Summer Seminar on Holocaust Education in New York City .

Using an inquiry-based approach, this program will encourage teachers to think creatively and collaboratively about methods and approaches to teaching the Holocaust. The seminar will consider how we engage students with difficult material such as hatred, prejudice, and state-sanctioned genocide, and how writing, dialogue, and inquiry can help us develop empathy and move us toward action. While the focus is on the Holocaust, attention will also be given to more recent genocides. The seminar is sponsored by the Memorial Library and by Lehman College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. You can read about past seminars at www.thememoriallibrary.org .

Details

  • The seminar will be led by Dr. Sondra Perl , professor of English and urban education at Lehman College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, founding co-director of the New York City Writing Project, and author of On Austrian Soil: Teaching Those I Was Taught to Hate. Other special guests include:
    • Irving Roth on surviving Auschwitz
    • Dr. Linda Christensen on teaching for social justice
    • Dr. Stuart Liebman on the history of Holocaust film
    • Dr. Gatsinzi Basaninyenzi on the genocide in Rwanda
    • Rabbi Greg Wall on Jewish culture and klezmer music AND many others...
  • Participants will receive a $500 fellowship, free housing in Manhattan, and a stipend for round-trip airfare. Most meals and local travel expenses (excluding to and from airports) will be provided by the Memorial Library.
  • Course content will include reading, writing, presentations by Holocaust survivors and experts in Holocaust studies, and field trips to museums and historic sites.
  • Applicants should have at least five years of teaching experience. Prior experience teaching about the Holocaust and/or issues of social justice is preferred, and participants must be willing and able to teach about the Holocaust during the 2013-2014 school year.
  • Following the seminar, teachers become members of the Holocaust Educators Network (HEN) . They are eligible to apply for $1,000 mini-grants to support innovative classroom projects and outreach efforts and to become Holocaust teacher-leaders by participating in our Leadership Institute and Satellite Seminar Program .

To Apply

The application period for this event is now closed.

Downloadable Files

2013 Memorial Library Summer Seminar on Holocaust Education Flyer
PDF Download PDF

Questions

For more information, contact The Holocaust Educators Network at info@holocausteducators.org.

© 2014 National Writing Project