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The 2012 Memorial Library Summer Seminar on Holocaust Education in New York City
July 8–21, 2012
New York, New York
The Holocaust Educators Network, in partnership with the National Writing Project, announces 24 fellowships for middle school, high school, and college teacher-consultants across the NWP 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 for 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, Lehman College, and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.
- 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 .
- Participants will receive a $500 fellowship, free housing at Columbia University, 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 excursions to museums and historic sites.
- 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 2012–2013 school year.
The application for this event is now closed.