|Written by Barbara Bayer, Editor|
|Thursday, July 05 2012 09:06|
TELLING THE STORY: TEACHING THE CORE — Last month, Jean Zeldin, executive director of the Midwest Center for Holocaust Education, attended an international conference at Yad Vashem which drew nearly 400 center and museum directors, scholars and educators from more than 50 countries. Sessions were devoted to both scholarship and pedagogy, with discussion focusing on challenges of Holocaust education in the 21st century, transition from personal memory to historical memory, and the centrality of the Holocaust as a touchstone for the study of other genocides. Presenters emphasized the responsibility of Holocaust centers and professionals to provide accurate content and context, especially to educators who must “get it right” and transmit the history in a meaningful way. In keeping with that goal, MCHE recently offered a three-day teacher institute, “1942: The Final Solution,” with in-depth content provided by historian Fran Sternberg, Ph.D., MCHE’s director of university programs and adult education, and pedagogical sessions, including document-based activities, facilitated by Jessica Rockhold, director of school programs and teacher education.
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|Last Updated on Thursday, July 05 2012 09:58|