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Teaching the Holocaust for Social Justice

A 5-Day interdisciplinary inquiry into teaching the Holocaust as a way to reach broader goals of social justice in today's classroom.

Jun 13, 2016
from 08:00 AM to 05:00 PM
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 The Summer Institute is intended to help teachers in New Mexico develop meaningful ways to teach the Holocaust and other events involving intolerance and persecution. Participants will deepen their knowledge of the Holocaust while investigating pedagogical strategies for delivering the rich and challenging material and lessons of Holocaust education with long-lasting impact on students. The program will include survivor testimony, lectures by topical experts, use of the Anti-Defamation League’s "Echoes and Reflections" curriculum, and multimedia resources designed to balance a teacher’s need for content knowledge with the needs of students and common core and curricular outcomes in today’s classroom.

Teachers will learn about Jewish culture and history, and will explore local resources, including the New Mexico Holocaust and Intolerance Museum. Participants will also examine social justice issues related to New Mexico.

Institute leaders Susan Quintana and Leslie Lawner are members of the Holocaust Educators Network. Ms. Quintana teaches history, humanities, and genocide courses at Pojoaque Valley High School, is a fellow with the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, and a Golden Apple recipient. Ms. Lawner teaches language arts and social studies at Sidney Gutierrez Middle School in Roswell, has been a teaching fellow at the High Plains Writing Project, and was New Mexico Charter School Teacher of the Year (2010).

Teachers attending the Institute who live more than 40 miles from Albuquerque will be provided with double occupancy lodging at a moderately-priced motel. All participants will receive a stipend and selected materials. There is no charge for participants who complete the Institute.

 To reserve your spot, log on to The Memorial Library/Olga Lengyel Institute, which is the program’s sponsor, requests a valid credit card number for a good faith deposit of $50. Card numbers are entered through a secure website portal. Your card will only be charged if you cancel 2 weeks or less prior to the start of the Institute or if you withdraw without notice, to cover expenses incurred.