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 three years teaching experience and at least one year of involvement with Holocaust/genocide education.
Master Teacher Institute in Holocaust Education
Refugees During the Nazi Era
Thursdays, Sept. 26, Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24
4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Must be a current 6-12 grade teacher with 3 years teaching experience and 1 year teaching the Holocaust.
Educational Materials, Professional Development Credits and Dinner provided.
Debates about the “Refugee Question” shaped government policies and peoples’ lives across the continent of Europe throughout the 1930s and 1940s. The aim of Refugees during the Nazi Era will be to explore the impact of these debates on the lives of individual asylum seekers. What were the national and international responses to communists, anti-Nazi intellectuals, and Jews targeted by Hitler’s Third Reich? How did people manage to flee? What were their lives like when they reached their host country? And how does this history help us understand the news we hear today?
Debórah Dwork, Rose Professor of Holocaust History and Founding Director of the Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Clark University, is a pioneer in the recording and study of survivor testimonies. Bildner Visiting Scholar, Bildner Center Fall 2019.
There is no fee to participate in these MTI programs.
- 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
- 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
For further information please call Sarah Portilla at 848-932-4165. For updates and announcements of related programs, please join our teacher email list.
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