PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR EDUCATORS

The Midwest Center for Holocaust Education is pleased to announce the following professional development opportunities for educators of grades 7-12 offers in associated with the exhibition Auschwitz: Not long ago. Not far away. at Union Station Kansas City.

Exhibition Preview for Educators

August 25, 2021 from 4:30-6:30 at Union Station Kansas City

Exhibition preview for educators. All 7th-12th grade educators are invited to attend but event is geared toward field trip preparation. Introductory remarks by MCHE educators Dr. Shelly Cline and Jessica Rockhold will begin at 4:30 with exhibit access to follow.

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Special Topics: Auschwitz – In Depth

October 20, 2021 from 4:30-7:30 at Union Station Kansas City

This special topics course for educators focuses on the unique role of Auschwitz in the Final Solution. Offered in support of the exhibition Auschwitz: Not long ago. Not far away., the course will reference and expand on the exhibition, utilizing content-based lectures, guided viewing of the exhibit, and primary source documents appropriate for classroom use. The course will be taught by MCHE educators .

Teachers will leave this course with increased personal knowledge of Holocaust and Auschwitz history, usable classroom activities, and age-appropriate resources which can support a student tour of the exhibition or be utilized as classroom education.

Content and activities are appropriate for 7th-12th grade educators only. A $20 registration fee, payable to the Midwest Center for Holocaust Education, covers all course materials.

Capacity will be dictated by current Covid restrictions at the time of the course. Masks will be required and distancing will be in effect. If we reach capacity, or if you have personal extenuating circumstances, please contact Shelly Cline to discuss Zoom access. Registration will be available in August 2021.

Exploring the Essay

November 16, 2021 4:30-7:30 Union Station Kansas City

This workshop explores the theme and document sent associated with the White Rose Student Research Contest. The 2022 theme and registration will be available in August 2021.

MCHE Summer Institute: The Path to Genocide

July 12-15, 2021 from 9:30-4:30 at Union Station Kansas City

This 4-day institute for educators centers on an exploration of the radicalization and evolution of Nazi policy – what Holocaust historian Raul Hilberg referred to as a process that began with mild measures and ended in drastic action. Offered in support of the exhibition Auschwitz: Not long ago. Not far away., the course will reference and expand on the exhibition, utilizing content-based lectures, guided viewing of the exhibit, and primary source documents appropriate for classroom use. The course will be taught by MCHE educators with one session taught by Mark Adams from the Truman Presidential Library and Museum.

Topics include: Antisemitism and prewar European Jews, the Nazi rise to power, propaganda, persecution of German Jews in the 1930s, ghettos, einsatzgruppen, the Final Solution, responses to the Holocaust and liberation and aftermath.

Teachers will leave this course with increased personal knowledge of Holocaust history, usable classroom activities, and age-appropriate resources which can support a student tour of the exhibition or be utilized as classroom education.

Content and activities are appropriate for 7th-12th grade educators only. A $50 registration fee, payable to the Midwest Center for Holocaust Education, covers all course materials.

Capacity will be dictated by current Covid restrictions at the time of the course. Masks will be required and distancing will be in effect.

Generous support for these programs has been provided by the Jean G. Zeldin Partners in Holocaust Education Fund at the Midwest Center for Holocaust Education, Union Station Kansas City, and the Jewish Federation of Greater Kansas City.

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