Lessons From the Past: Understanding the Holocaust and Human Rights Violations Educator Seminar

06/22/2020 - 8:00am to 06/26/2020 - 9:00pm

Grade levels: Professional Development, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Higher ed

Content areas: Culturally Responsive Teaching, English Language Arts, Library and Media, Other, Professional Development, Social Studies

Topics: Holocaust, Genocide, human rights, Japanese-Americans

District/Organization: The Olga Lengyel Institute, Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education

This intensive professional development seminar, offered by The Olga Lengyel Institute (TOLI) in partnership with the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education, will provide educators with the opportunity to expand their awareness and understanding of the Holocaust and other, more recent genocides. Teachers will evaluate history, looking closely at world-changing decisions made at key moments in time. They will collaborate to develop classroom strategies to help their students understand how the past affects the present, find their voice in speaking out for social justice, and envision the wide-reaching impact of their future choices. Participants will also explore ways to integrate instruction on racial and ethnic discrimination in Oregon, specifically within the context of Japanese-American incarceration during World War Two. In addition, the seminar offers an orientation on general Jewish history and culture, and the specific Jewish experience in Oregon.