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March of the Living (MOTL) is a 2-week international educational tour for high school seniors to learn about the Holocaust by visiting concentration/deaths camps and other Jewish historical sites in Poland, culminating in a week-long excursion in Israel. Although the trip is primarily educational, there is recent research evidence to suggest that attendees may suffer from a variety of mental health sequelae. To determine symptoms of anxiety and depression, 196 Los Angeles delegation participants voluntarily completed the State -Trait Anxiety Inventory, composed of a trait anxiety scale (i.e., STAI-T) and a state anxiety scale (i.e., STAI-S), and the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale (CES-D).
Updated: Apr. 06, 2016
The United States Congress established the Days of Remembrance as the nation’s annual commemoration of the Holocaust. Each year state and local governments, military bases, workplaces, schools, religious organizations, and civic centers host observances and remembrance activities for their communities. These events can occur during the Week of Remembrance, which runs from the Sunday before Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom Hashoah - Thursday, May 5, 2016) through the following Sunday. Are you interested in organizing an observance? The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is pleased to offer a wide selection of resources featuring many themes and historical anniversaries that will help you find the most appropriate focus for your community.
Updated: Mar. 30, 2016
Join Colleagues from across the US in Israel at the 2016 Echoes and Reflections Advanced Learning Seminar at Yad Vashem
The 2016 Echoes and Reflections Advanced Learning Seminar at Yad Vashem will bring together educators with a passion and commitment for delivering accurate and meaningful Holocaust education to today’s students. Designed for educators who have previously attended one or more Echoes and Reflections professional development programs and who actively use Echoes and Reflections in their teaching, this ten-day seminar will take place in Jerusalem, Israel from July 31-August 9, 2016.
Updated: Mar. 09, 2016
We are now accepting applications for the 2016 Jan Karski Institute. Teachers interested in participating in the program should apply here by the April 15, 2016 deadline.The Institute will take place on July 10-17, 2016 at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. The Certificate in Holocaust and Genocide Studies, designed for high school teachers, is a rigorous, non-degree program geared to the specific curricular and pedagogical needs of educators. The seven-day summer course is held on the campus of Georgetown University and will be taught by Georgetown faculty. Guest lecturers from think tanks, government and non-governmental agencies, as well as authors and independent scholars will enhance the learning experience.
Updated: Mar. 02, 2016
The six apps reviewed here exemplify best practices in the nascent field of Holocaust education apps, particularly those that illustrate a constructivist approach, one that places students at the center of the educational experience and encourages active learning. Interacting with survivors in the classroom and online has provided students with this opportunity until now, but as the witnesses pass away, teachers can turn to digital technology to offer another form of interactive engagement. Designed for today’s generation, these apps reflect our awareness that knowledge is constructed from and shaped by experience.
Updated: Mar. 02, 2016
The Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center in Moscow yesterday hosted its annual candle lighting ceremony honoring the millions who died in the Holocaust with the opening of a new interactive center, “The War and the Holocaust: Thoughts on the Past and the Future.” The opening was timed for January 27, in honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day. The Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center pays special attention to remembrance of the victims of the Nazis’ unprecedented crimes against humanity, the tragedy of the Holocaust, and the personal stories of its witnesses. One of the museum’s main events is the annual lighting of memorial candles in memory of the millions of the dead, made even more special this year with the opening of the new interactive center.
Updated: Feb. 03, 2016
International Holocaust Remembrance Day is on Wednesday, January 27, 2016. Jacob Richman posted on his educational resources website 170 links to learn about the Holocaust. The resources are in English, Hebrew, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and other languages. All 170 links have been reviewed / checked this week.
Updated: Jan. 27, 2016
How to Teach the Holocaust in Formal and Informal Jewish Education: A Free Yad Vashem Summer Seminar for Educators
We want to offer you an in-depth ten-day seminar for Jewish educators in English on July 19th-28th, 2016 at Yad Vashem, Jerusalem, Israel. The International School for Holocaust Studies has developed this special seminar for educators to acquire the necessary skills to teach students of all ages about Jewish history and the meaning of the Holocaust for the present and the future, according to our age-appropriate and interdisciplinary methods. The seminar's costs are fully covered by Yad Vashem and include the seminar, a hotel, meals and tours in Jerusalem. The only expense of the teachers is the airfare and the transportation from the airport.
Updated: Jan. 20, 2016
On January 27, 1945, Soviet forces liberated the Auschwitz-Birkenau extermination camp, discovering the largest Nazi killing center in Europe. Auschwitz has become a symbol of the Holocaust, representing the depths of man's inhumanity to man. Eighteen governments have legislated January 27 as an annual Holocaust Memorial Day. In November 2005, the United Nations passed a resolution to mark January 27 as an international day of commemoration to honor the victims of the Holocaust, and urged member states to develop educational programs to impart the memory of this tragedy to future generations. Holocaust Remembrance Day ceremonies will be organized on the international, national, regional and local levels, including in universities and schools. This Yad Vashem Mimi-site contains educational materials ahead of this date in multiple languages.
Updated: Jan. 20, 2016
Registration is currently open for a free online course. In this new educational initiative, Yad Vashem together with Tel Aviv University, has created an online academic course on the Holocaust to be offered on a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) platform. The course, 'The Holocaust: An Introduction' will be launched on January 24, 2016 on Coursera. The course was developed by the International School for Holocaust Studies at Yad Vashem and Yad Vashem International Institute for Holocaust Research together with Tel Aviv University. The project is led by Prof. Havi Dreifuss, Head of the Center for Research on the Holocaust in Poland at Yad Vashem's International Institute for Holocaust Research, and lecturer at Tel Aviv University.
Updated: Jan. 13, 2016