Teaching the Holocaust
This course demonstrates methods and strategies for presenting the key elements necessary for understanding the Holocaust: comparative genocide, the history of anti-Semitism, pre-war Jewish life, Nazi rise to power. Other topics covered include common issues that arise in teaching the Holocaust, the use of primary sources, and effective lessons plans.
[Formerly titled Holocaust Education: Basics for Teaching the Holocaust in the Classroom.]
Act 70 is a statute recently approved by the Pennsylvania Legislature which requires all PA school districts to provide students with an in-depth study of the Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights. This course has been designed to provide appropriate training to meet the requirements of this law. Participants will receive the historical background and resources necessary to teach this sensitive material and make it relevant in today's world.
This course is appropriate for all social studies and language arts teachers of grades 6-12.