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.
For the 2010 program, special emphasis will be placed on the Museum’s new exhibit, State of Deception: The Power of Nazi Propaganda and the interactive installation, From Memory to Action: Meeting the Challenge of Genocide.
Museum educators and scholars share rationales, strategies, and approaches for presenting this complex topic to students, in sessions designed specifically for middle and high-school teachers. Participants have extensive time to view the Museum’s Permanent Exhibition: The Holocaust, tour Remember the Children: Daniel’s Story, and other special exhibitions, and visit the interactive computers in the Wexner Center and other resource areas. Seminar sessions emphasize planning and implementing units of study for teaching about the Holocaust in middle and high schools. Educators who complete the program receive a set of educational materials and a voucher worth $100 to purchase Holocaust–related resources in the Museum Shop.
While there is no charge for the conference, participants are responsible for their own transportation and accommodations.