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The 2008 Memorial Library Summer Seminar on Holocaust Education in New York City

July 7–19, 2008

New York, New York

The Holocaust Educators Network in partnership with the National Writing Project announces 20 fellowships for NWP teacher-consultants in the Rural Sites Network to attend the Memorial Library Summer Seminar on Holocaust Education in New York City.

Using an inquiry-based approach, this program will encourage teachers to think creatively and collaboratively about methods and approaches to teaching the Holocaust. The seminar will consider how we engage students with difficult material such as hatred, prejudice, and state-sanctioned genocide, and how writing, dialogue, and inquiry can help us develop empathy and move us toward action. While the focus is on the Holocaust, attention will also be given to more recent genocides.

The seminar is sponsored by the Memorial Library and by Lehman College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.

Details

  • The seminar will be led by Dr. Sondra Perl, professor of English and Urban Education at Lehman College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, founding co-director of the New York City Writing Project, and author of On Austrian Soil: Teaching Those I Was Taught to Hate.
  • Participants will receive a $1,000 fellowship, free housing at Columbia University, and a generous stipend for round-trip airfare and meals.
  • Course content will include reading, writing, presentations by Holocaust survivors and experts in Holocaust studies, and excursions to museums and historic sites.
  • Prior experience teaching the Holocaust is not necessary, but participants must be willing and able to teach about the Holocaust during the 2008–2009 school year.
  • Applications must be postmarked by January 20, 2008.

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Questions

For more information, contact Jennifer Lemberg at Holocaust.educators@gmail.com.
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