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Applications are now being accepted for the 2011-2012 Museum Teacher Fellowship at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Each year up to 15 educators in grades 7 through 12 and community college faculty are designated as new Museum Teacher Fellows. These educators must show evidence of extensive knowledge of Holocaust history, successful teaching experience, and participation in community and professional organizations.
Updated: Dec. 21, 2010
Cynthia Ozick, in her article 'The Rights of History and the Rights of Imagination,' raises the issue of ethical considerations and moral responsibility when writing about the Holocaust. Ozick asserts that 'what is permissible to the playfully ingenious author of Robinson Crusoe - fiction masking as chronicle - is not permitted to those who touch on the destruction of six million souls, and on the extirpation of their millennial civilization in Europe.' This webinar will focus on the tension that exists between ethics and aesthetics when analyzing Holocaust literature and film.
Updated: Nov. 30, 2010
The USHMM’s Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies is pleased to announce the 2011 Jack and Anita Hess Seminar for Faculty. Designed for professors of all disciplines who are teaching or preparing to teach about the Holocaust or related topics, this year’s seminar is titled Teaching about the Holocaust through Eyewitness Testimony: The Use of Interviews and Memoirs in the Classroom.
Updated: Oct. 05, 2010
The MOFET Institute's Online Academy has opened registration for the Fall semester of online courses whose main objective is to prepare teachers, educators and leaders in Jewish communities in the Diaspora for their mission. The courses, in areas that are suitable for educators and leaders in the Jewish world as well as students in universities and colleges in the fields of the didactics and pedagogy of teaching Jewish subjects in the Diaspora, are taught via the internet, a-synchronously with synchronous components. The course developers and lecturers are all experts in their fields and senior staff members of Israel's top institutes of higher education.
Updated: Aug. 15, 2010
The Anne Frank House museum has launched an online virtual tour of the secret rooms in which the Frank family and other Jews lived. The tour shows the rooms, which have about 1 million visitors annually, in great detail. Teenager Anne Frank hid and wrote her diary in the secret annex of a building in Amsterdam during the Nazi occupation. Anne and the other eight residents of the secret rooms were arrested in August 1944 and sent to Nazi concentration camps. Only Anne's father, Otto Frank, survived.
Updated: Jun. 06, 2010
Yeshiva University – Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education and Administration has published the second issue of Prism: An Interdisciplinary Journal for Holocaust Educators, dealing with the complex story of those who remained bystanders during the Holocaust.
Updated: Apr. 28, 2010
Between June 12-13, 2010, The International School for Holocaust Studies of Yad Vashem - The Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Authority will be convening the Seventh International Conference on the Holocaust and Education focusing on “Shoah Education and Remembrance in Hindsight and in Foresight: Text and Context”.
Updated: Apr. 25, 2010
Echoes and Reflections is a comprehensive 10-part curriculum on the Holocaust that uses visual history testimony from survivors and other witnesses and additional primary source documents, including maps, photographs, timelines, literature excerpts and other materials. Since its launch in July 2005, the program has reached more than 1.5 million students in 4,000 public, private and parochial schools in 43 states around the United States, and in Canada and Israel.
Updated: Mar. 23, 2010
The Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) announces the 2010 Silberman Seminar for college/university faculty from all disciplines who are teaching or preparing to teach Holocaust or Holocaust-related courses. Applications must be postmarked or received in electronic form no later than March 15, 2010.
Updated: Mar. 08, 2010
The Education Division of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is pleased to announce the 2010 annual Arthur and Rochelle Belfer National Conference for Educators. Middle and high-school educators with less than five years of experience teaching about the Holocaust as well as community college faculty are invited to apply to attend this conference. In addition to history, social studies, foreign-language and English teachers, teachers of journalism and other content areas are encouraged to attend.
Updated: Mar. 07, 2010