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Echoes and Reflections (Teachers Workshop)
November 15: 8:30 am - 3:30 pmFree
As the world struggles with the largest refugee crisis since WWII, Echoes & Reflections content can help examine the barriers to immigration, including political and bureaucratic obstacles and, in some cases, the unwillingness to accept Jewish refugees during the Holocaust. This timely offering supports educators to help students make meaningful connections to similar issues affecting people and nations today.
During the second half of this program, participants will explore testimonies and digital activities from IWitness, a leading-edge tool for the classroom that features the life stories of citizens from many countries and their experiences as survivors and witnesses of the Holocaust and other genocide.
This program is being offered at no cost; a light breakfast and lunch will be provided.
- Through this program, educators will:
- Explore a sound pedagogy for the planning and implementation of Holocaust education in the classroom;
- Enhance personal knowledge about the Holocaust, and specifically the plight of Jewish refugees;
- Discover and utilize multimedia assets, including visual history testimonies and additional resources, such as IWitness, a companion website with interactive student-centered activities, and
- Identify opportunities to connect the lessons of the Holocaust with today’s refugee crisis.
IWITNESS Developed by the USC Shoah Foundation, this leading edge digital tool for the classroom features stories of citizens from many countries and their experiences as survivors and witnesses of the Holocaust and other genocides. Participants will model and explore participatory and student-driven multimedia learning activities.