The Jewish Women’s Archive will be holding four days of intensive professional development at the Institute for Educators, July 25-29, 2010 in Newton, MA. The 2010 Institute will focus on the rich stories of Jewish women and men involved in the Civil Rights Movement. Open to educators working with students in grades 8–12 in formal and/or informal settings. All expenses (including travel, hotel, and meals) will be covered by a generous grant from the Dorot Foundation.
A group of Jewish educators from across the country will work with leading scholars and master teachers to:
- INVESTIGATE themes in Jewish women's history and the history of social movements in the U.S.
- EXAMINE primary source documents and oral histories
- EXPLORE multimedia resources, including JWA's new Living the Legacy social justice curriculum, featuring the stories of Jewish women and men involved in the Civil Rights Movement
- DEVELOP strategies for using the material with students.
The Institute program includes:
- experiential education workshops
- hands on computer sessions
- time for developing individualized curriculum materials