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The 2009 Memorial Library Summer Seminar on Holocaust Education in New York City

July 6–18, 2009

New York, New York

The Holocaust Educators Network, in partnership with the National Writing Project, announces 25 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 2009–2010 school year.

To Apply

Individuals: Please download, read, and complete the Application for Individuals (located below under Downloadable Files). For the 2009 seminar, priority will be given to applicants working in history or social studies.

Teams: Please download, read, and complete the Application for Teams (located below under Downloadable Files). For the 2009 seminar, all teams must include at least one writing project teacher-consultant and one history or social studies teacher. (The history or social studies teacher may also be the teacher consultant.) Strongest priority will be given to teams that can demonstrate the potential for cross-disciplinary work within a school or writing project site.

Applications must be postmarked by February 2, 2009. All applications can be mailed to

Dr. Sondra Perl
Lehman College, CUNY
English Department, 302C Carman Hall
250 Bedford Park Blvd West, Bronx, NY 10468

Downloadable Files

Application for Individuals
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Application for Teams
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Questions

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