June 23-25, 2015
Jewish Community Campus
5801 West 115th Street
Overland Park, Kansas
This course centers on a chronological survey of Holocaust history with emphasis on the evolution of Nazi policy. In addition to learning from content-based lectures and readings, participants will experience cross-curricular teaching techniques appropriate to Holocaust education, become familiar with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Guidelines for Teaching the Holocaust and gain hands-on practice with primary source analysis.
This course also includes a full Echoes and Reflections training in which participants explore the Echoes and Reflections Teacher’s Resource Guide and IWitness, incorporating the visual history testimony from the USC Shoah Foundations Visual History Archive. Educators who have attended previous Echoes and Reflections training will be updated on the new format and receive the new Resource Guide.
Teachers will leave this course with increased personal knowledge of Holocaust history, usable classroom activities with ties to Common Core Standards, age-appropriate resources, a complimentary copy of the Echoes and Reflections Teacher’s Resource Guide, and a familiarity with the recorded testimonies of local Holocaust survivors.
Content and activities are appropriate for junior high, middle school and high school educators ONLY. Participants should register and pay course fees by June 15, 2015.
*A $60 registration fee includes all course materials, a copy of the Echoes and Reflections Teacher’s Resource Guide, and lunch on the first and last day of the course. Lunch on Day 2 will be on your own.
This course may be taken for two hours Baker University continuing education credit. Participants who wish to enroll for credit will be responsible for an additional enrollment fee of $130, payable to Baker University, on the first day of the course. Click here for the syllabus.
Letters confirming course completion are available upon request.