EDU 948 21st Century Holocaust Education
This course demonstrates key topics and techniques needed for teaching the Holocaust in the 21st century. Course content will explore the challenges of instructing this subject during a time when first-hand accounts are limited. Students will focus on the effective use of primary sources available through free online content.
This course will give educators the basic skills required to teach the Holocaust in a historical perspective. It will give the basic background information and techniques on how to present the materials in your classroom. In addition, it will help Pennsylvania teachers meet the requirements of ACT 70, The Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights education law which went into effect in 2015.
The course will have two main parts. The first two weeks will be focused on materials and a general guideline for which information should be presented about the Holocaust. The last two weeks will show educators how to take the materials and present them in the most meaningful and effective way. The second half will also show how to properly use primary sources and which teaching strategies work best with Holocaust Education.
This course was previously titled "Teaching the Holocaust".
*This course will only count toward the MET program for Social Studies teachers.*
PLEASE NOTE: This course is only offered in the spring semester. If there are no upcoming courses listed, please click on the contact link below to request notification when the next session has been scheduled.
See what other educators are saying about this course
I initially was hesitant about taking the course because it was scheduled over the holiday. Once the class began, I was a bit uneasy with the content. Now, after finishing the course, I have a greater appreciation of the subject. I have learned so much, and yet have so much more to learn. This is a course everyone should take. It isn't only about the Holocaust, but about how we, as people, treat one another.O.S., Special Education Teacher
The user-friendly format and clear instructions/goals for each Module. The content - including both valuable material and exposure to new resources and online technologies.A.L., Social Studies Teacher
It was my favorite Eduspire Course. I really learned a lot. Well organized and all the assignments were relevant and important.B.M., Special Education Teacher
Extremely engaging. Loved the format. The assignments were fascinating - great selections by the instructor. The most interesting Eduspire class I've ever taken. I am already using some of the content in my classes.J.T., Social Studies Teacher
I enjoy studying the material so I enjoyed a class that focused greatly on this content.M.L., Social Studies Teacher
I expect to have more impact with my lesson plans and activities when teaching this kind of subject matter. I can also weave material into other subject areas.R.Y., Special Education Teacher
I really enjoyed this course, including the contents and layout.A.L., Social Studies Teacher
I now know what should and shouldn't be presented in a classroom about this period of history.A.W., Special Education Teacher
Very informative and the lessons were challenging and enlightening.A.W., Special Education Teacher
The most challenging and rewarding Eduspire course that I have taken to date.E.W., Social Studies Teacher
Jason Russo created a great resource for Teaching the Holocaust. I would recommend to all social studies teachers and any others looking to further their knowledge of the subject.A.R., Social Studies Teacher
The examples of genocide in history and the graphic yet eye-opening material assigned in order for us to appreciate the subject matter.O.S., Special Education Teacher
I will incorporate the lesson plan ideas I got from this house as well as new material content I got from this course.A.L., Social Studies Teacher
The topics chosen for this course really helped me to understand the Holocaust at a much deeper level. I feel that I now know enough about this subject to present it to students in a meaningful and informative way.A.W., Special Education Teacher
Despite the horrific topics, this class is full of learning experiences and useful tools for the classroom.R.Y., Special Education Teacher