History and Memory: The Holocaust Through Witness Testimony

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This course approaches Holocaust history through primary source testimony, with emphasis on local Kansas City survivors in the Witness to the Holocaust Archive at the Midwest Center for Holocaust Education. Special attention is paid to analyzing different types of testimony; determining the role of memory in history, and personalizing the Holocaust through effective integration of testimony into Holocaust education. Participants gain hands-on practice with primary source analysis. Teachers leave this course with increased personal knowledge of Holocaust history, usable classroom activities, age-appropriate resources, and a familiarity with the recorded testimonies of local Holocaust survivors. This course employs a balanced, multi-disciplinary pedagogical approach that includes lectures, guided readings, primary source analysis, exploration of resources and hands-on, in-class development.

Day one of the course will be taught by Alexandra Zapruder, editor of the book Salvaged Pages: Young Writers’ Diaries of the Holocaust. The remaining two days of the course will be taught by Jessica Rockhold, MCHE’s Director of Education.

Content and activities are appropriate for junior high, middle school and high school educators ONLY. A registration fee payable to the Midwest Center for Holocaust Education covers all course materials. Participants should register by July 1, 2017.

*A $45 registration fee includes all course materials and lunch each day. Educators are encouraged to purchase a copy of Salvaged Pages in advance and bring it with them to the course.

Educators may earn 2 hours of continuing education credit through Baker University for completion of this course. A separate enrollment fee, payable to Baker University, must be paid. Click here to preview the course syllabus.

Letters confirming course completion are available upon request.

Registration through PayPal is provided below. Please provide your name, school name and address, email address and phone number to ensure proper registration.

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