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Teaching the Holocaust, Empowering Students

Wednesday, December 9, 2020
8:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Teaching the Holocaust, Empowering Students

The Holocaust is a human story that teaches us what people are capable of doing to others when hatred goes unchecked and is mandated or supported by the state. This workshop focuses on the effective pedagogical principles for Holocaust instruction and examines how teachers can use Echoes and Reflections, the USC Shoah Foundation’s iWitness survivor video testimonies and Portraits of Honor to teach the Holocaust, connect learning to contemporary events, encourage inquiry-based learning and foster empathy. This workshop is for teachers who have used Echoes and Reflections and teachers who are using it for the first time.  

This is a virtual training. Participants will receive log-in information through email prior to the date of the training.


Tim Constant - Manager of Education Outreach & Hugh Clarke - Echoes & Reflections Facilitator


Teachers grades 6-12, administrators, ISD staff, support staff, community partners/agencies

Participants will:

  • recognize the relevance of the Holocaust and other historical genocides to the world today.
  • understand the impact and harm of antisemitism, prejudice and bigotry by teaching the human story.
  • contextualize the history of the Holocaust.
  • use of primary source materials including video testimony of survivors.
  • encourage inquiry-based learning and critical thinking.

Dec. 9, 2020

8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

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