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Vital Issue Sessions

Lessons of the Holocaust: The Experiences of Survivors

The Holocaust represents a watershed moment in history, providing endless opportunities for study and understanding. The lessons of this history are not confined to the past but resonate throughout our political, cultural, civic, and communal lives today. Survivors of the Holocaust are uniquely positioned to share their experiences, providing inspiration to educators and students alike. Explore these issues through lens of two Holocaust survivors' experiences, in conversation with Illinois Holocaust Museum Director of Education Kelley H. Szany.

Civic Education & Media Literacy: Preparing Learners to Thrive in the Digital World

  This panel explores the intersections between civic education and media literacy education from both a local and national perspective. Moderated by the National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE), the conversation includes examples of best practices, discussion of the challenges educators face, and a brainstorm about how best to align efforts moving forward.