Holocaust Workshop in Northwest Ohio, August 8, 2017
This OCHGE Summer Workshop will give Ohio teachers a variety of methods to approach the teaching of the Holocaust in grades 6-12. Participants will engage an enriched exploration of the Holocaust through Echoes and Reflections and locally through the lens of Toledo-area Holocaust survivors. Teachers (grades 6-12), University instructors, and pre-service teachers are eligible to register. Hosted by Bowling Green State University, and sponsored by OCHGE, this workshop will empower educators to create effective curriculum (grounded in primary documents and eyewitness testimony) for their language arts’ and social studies’ classrooms.
The Ohio Council on Holocaust and Genocide Education Workshop Agenda:
- Using Echoes and Reflections and I-Witness in the classroom
- Using Toledo's local history: Bearing Witness: The Voices of Our Survivors
- Creating lesson plans using Bearing Witness and USHMM Guidelines
- Survivor Eyewitness Testimony
Echoes and Reflections:
A representative from the Anti-Defamation League will facilitate the Echoes and Reflection portion of the workshop. Echoes and Reflections prepares educators to teach the complex history of the Holocaust in a way that stimulates engagement, critical thinking and personal understanding among students. This comprehensive multimedia program delivers professional development and a rich array of interactive resources for middle and high school teachers. Echoes and Reflections is a joint program of the Anti-Defamation League, USC [University of Southern California] Shoah Foundation, and Yad Vashem.
Attendees will receive a complimentary copy of the Echoes and Reflections Teacher’s Resource Guide, which includes visual history testimonies, and an expansive website with supplementary multimedia assets and supportive tools for educators. The program is organized around ten themes, each focusing on a different dimension of Holocaust history. Information on the program at: echoesandreflections.org
Bearing Witness: The Voices of Our Survivors:
BGSU professors Tim Murnen and Heather Elliott-Famularo will introduce the Bearing Witness project, which follows the life experiences of six Toledo-area Holocaust survivors, whose testimonies were included in the WGTE Toledo Stories film, Bearing Witness: The Voices of Our Survivors. Information on the film at: bearingwitnesstoledo.com
$20 per person fee* includes workshop materials, continental breakfast, lunch and snacks.
* Student teachers attend at no cost if registered with their classroom mentor teacher.
Registration / Breakfast: 8:30 - 9:00am
Workshop: 9am - 4pm
Held at the BGSU at Levis Commons campus
1655 N Wilkinson Way
Perrysburg, OH 43551
Fill out the online form, and send a $20 check made payable to BGSU, mail to:
Tim Murnen--Holocaust Workshop
529 Education Building
Bowling Green, OH 43403
Preference given to those registered by July 20.
CEU’s Accreditation Available
For questions, please contact Tim Murnen at: email@example.com