Professional Development Seminar: “Teaching the Holocaust: The Whys and the Hows”

Educators are invited to enrol in an all-day seminar at the Melbourne Holocaust Museum. Holocaust education permeates many areas of the school curriculum, among them history, literature, theology, ethics, media, drama and psychology. In 2012 Holocaust education will also be incorporated into the Commonwealth’s national schools’ history curriculum.

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Topics to be offered include:

  • “Where was God at Auschwitz?”
  • “Teaching the Holocaust through Poetry”
  • “Implementing the Melbourne Holocaust Museum’s ‘Eyewitness’ teaching program”
  • “Using archives and artefacts as teaching tools”
  • “Rwanda and other genocides”
  • “Humanizing and personalizing the Holocaust in the classroom via the Auschwitz Album
  • “Raphael Lemkin and the concept of genocide”
  • “The Church and the Holocaust”
  • “Screening the Holocaust for students: From Schindler’s List to Storypods
  • “Twelve years in 45 minutes: a Holocaust crash course”
  • “Art and Holocaust education”
  • “Holocaust denial and how to respond to it”

Includes morning and afternoon refreshments, and a copy of the Melbourne Holocaust Museum’s newly-published “Eyewitness: the Survivor’s Voice” book and DVD.