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This article addresses how far educational institutions have come in designing authentic and meaningful curricula for teaching the Holocaust at the secondary level. Examined in this article are the historical development of Holocaust education in the United States, with a focus on the state of Illinois as a case study, what contributes to the development of a full curriculum, and what constitutes the boundary between a curriculum and a framework, based on examination of the work of scholars and institutions in the field.
Updated: Apr. 23, 2014
Temple Emanuel in Pascack Valley, NJ is working with Jerusalem Edtech Solutions (JETS Israel) on a unique project of online education. Among the goals of the program, JETS and Temple Emanuel educational staff want to encourage a higher degree of parental involvement in their children's Hebrew school experience and an increased understanding of what their children are learning. The project, entitled The Holocaust: Remembering and Rebuilding, provides an overview of the Holocaust and the Rebirth of the State of Israel for the Temple's Bar and Bat Mitzva class. Students meet online over the course of three months to gain a deeper understanding of the Shoah and the establishment of the State of Israel, and how they impacted -- and continue to impact -- the Jewish World.
Updated: Mar. 05, 2014
Applications are now being accepted for the 2014-2015 Museum Teacher Fellowship at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Each year up to 20 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. The applications for the 2011-2012 program are due March 17, 2014.
Updated: Mar. 03, 2014
The Museum invites middle and high school educators, as well as community college faculty to apply to attend the 2014 Belfer National Conference. The conference is funded by a grant from the Belfer Foundation. At the conference, Museum educators and scholars share rationales, strategies, and approaches for teaching about the Holocaust.
Updated: Mar. 03, 2014
Teaching the Legacy #31 - e-Newsletter for Holocaust Educators – At the Last Moment: The Tragedy of Hungarian Jewry
The 31st issue of Teaching the Legacy, e-newsletter for Holocaust Educators has just been released. This year marks 70 years since the destruction of Hungarian Jewry. As such, we have dedicated this newsletter to the tragedy of Hungarian Jewry, which literally occurred at the last moment in the Holocaust. In fact, what makes the Holocaust in Hungary unique is that over half a million Hungarian Jews were murdered in such a short time, beginning in the spring of 1944 and continuing throughout the winter.
Updated: Jan. 29, 2014
While virtually all Jewish educators agree on the importance of teaching the Holocaust, opinions vary about when and how it is best to teach Jewish students about this horrific event in Jewish and human history. This project explores these choices and offers recommendations for teaching about the Holocaust in a way that is responsive to the particular needs of students and teachers at Jewish day schools.
Updated: Dec. 23, 2013
This article attempts to organize the existing knowledge on the Holocaust education in the Israeli education system, through a meta-analysis of the foundations and basic premises of Holocaust education in Israel, using the most important literature in the area.
Updated: Sep. 01, 2013
A delegation of 23 teachers from across the United Kingdom took part in the Holocaust Educational Trust’s 10-day teacher training program at Yad Vashem during August, 2013. The program, which began on August 2, was designed to offer teachers the opportunity to enhance their understanding of the history of the Holocaust in order to develop their skills to effectively deliver Holocaust education in their classrooms.
Updated: Aug. 28, 2013
Teaching the Legacy #30 - e-Newsletter for Holocaust Educators – Defiance and Rebellion during the Holocaust – Marking 70 Years since the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising
The 30th issue of Teaching the Legacy, e-newsletter for Holocaust Educators has just been released. This e-newsletter focuses on defiance and rebellion during the Holocaust. Because this year marks 70 years since the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, we have chosen to focus on resistance in Warsaw and in certain other large ghettos.
Updated: Aug. 20, 2013
Founded in 1978 by legendary social studies teacher, Mr. Stuart S. Elenko, the Bronx HS of Science Holocaust Museum is one of the oldest Holocaust Centers in the United States, predating the Museum of Jewish Heritage in Battery Park and the Holocaust Museum in Washington D.C. From 1978-2009, the museum was housed in a small room off the library within the school building. Thanks to the generosity of Bronx Science Alumni, the museum celebrated its grand re-opening on April 19, 2013.
Updated: May. 20, 2013