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Teaching the Holocaust through Primary Sources; Curation Decisions

a remote learning experience discussing how democracy is threatened and how educators protect democracy
May 7, 2019 - 7:00pm EDT

History and social studies educators often face the challenge of how to engage in the study of difficult histories with students. Although best practice in the field of Holocaust studies maintains that primary sources should be a central component of any study of the Holocaust, research demonstrates that most high school history and social studies teachers feel unprepared to teach the subject both in regards to historical content, and curation of primary sources. 

This webinar will lead participants through a research based discussion on the challenges and benefits of teaching about the Holocaust using primary sources and the challenges for teachers regarding the curation of primary sources. The presentation will engage participants in a discussion of the ways in which a study of the Holocaust can help strengthen and reinforce significant historical thinking skills, and give educators more confidence in their teaching of the Holocaust. 

Participants will benefit from learning about best practice in Holocaust education within the context of a history and social studies classroom and walk away with ideas of how to integrate historical thinking skills into a study of the Holocaust and engage in a thoughtful discussion with colleagues about the challenges involved.


Dr. Doran Katz
Instructor in Hebrew, College of Hebrew
Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT

Fee: $25 members/$50 non-members


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