Holocaust Institute for Secondary Educators

Summer Holocaust Institute for Secondary Educators

Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies

Clark University

10-14 August 2015

The Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Clark University, in cooperation with the Hiatt Center for Urban Education, offers its first ever Holocaust Summer Institute for Secondary Educators. The Institute will take place from 10-14 August 2015 at the Strassler Center.

Taught by: Sarah Cushman, PhD, Academic Program Liaison Officer, Holocaust Historian

Katerine Bielaczyc, PhD, Director of the Hiatt Center for Urban Education, Associate Professor of Education

Current doctoral students in Holocaust History at the Strassler Center

The Summer Holocaust Institute is a multi-module course that provides secondary educators with the tools they need to teach about the Holocaust. Overall, the course is composed of three modules, each of one week duration, taught over multiple summers.

The first module will provide a broad overview of the history of the Holocaust. Topics addressed in module one range from “Historical Antisemitism,” to “Nazi Ideology” and “Nazi Concentration Camps Sytem,” and from “Jewish Response to Persecution” to “Resistance during the Holocaust.” The course will include lecture, discussion, classroom activities, and the development of lesson plans. Required reading must be completed before the course begins. A reading list and discussion questions will be sent with confirmation of registration.

Cost: $350, includes required texts and all lunches

Certificate for 67.5 PDPs through Clark University Education Department

Subsequent modules (to begin in 2016) build upon module one, which is a prerequisite. Modules will include discipline-specific pedagogical instruction, study travel to Holocaust sites, and historical overviews of other genocides.

For more information or to register, please contact Sarah Cushman at scushman@clarku.edu or 508-793-7764.

Registration Deadline: July 10, 2015