Master Teacher Institute in Holocaust Education
Teacher Seminars and Workshops
The Master Teacher Institute (MTI) in Holocaust Education is a dynamic advanced training program to develop expert teachers in Holocaust studies who will serve as resource providers in their schools, districts, and communities. The MTI engages teachers in a wide-ranging study of the history of the Holocaust and its remembrance and addresses the complex methodological issues involved in teaching about this subject.
The MTI is open to middle and high school educators who are currently teaching. Applicants must have a minimum of one year teaching experience and at least one year of involvement with Holocaust/genocide education. There is no fee to participate in the MTI programs.
Spring 2023 Workshop
America & the Holocaust: How Nazi Policy was Influenced by American Racial Laws
This one-day workshop examines how Nazi practices were influenced by American racial laws and eugenics. It will guide teachers on navigating online resources available at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum and the revised New Jersey Holocaust Education Curriculum.
This workshop is offered in cooperation with the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.
Rutgers College Avenue Campus, New Brunswick
Tuesday, March 14, 2023
Time: 9 AM - 3:30 PM
The MTI prepares teachers to:
Teach the Holocaust with primary documents
Teach Holocaust literature
Teach the Holocaust with film, photography, art, and other media
Prepare students for visits to Holocaust exhibits
Teach about the Holocaust within the broader framework of other genocides, prejudice, and intolerance
Participating teachers receive:
Resource materials for classroom use and professional enrichment
Access to leading scholars of the Holocaust
Assistance in curriculum development from experts in Holocaust pedagogy
Access to supportive teacher network
Access to Shoah Visual History Archive
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Past presenters include:
James Young, University of Massachusettes, Amherst • Omer Bartov, Brown University • David Engel, New York University • Henry Greenspan, University of Michigan • Jan Gross, Princeton University • Atina Grossman, The New School • Marion Kaplan, New York University • Samuel Kassow, Trinity College • Harry Reicher, University of Pennsylvania • Hanna Yablonka, Yad Vashem and Ben- Gurion University