The Holocaust was an event that, to this day, is difficult to understand, interpret and teach. Middle and high school students often struggle to relate to the topic, because they are so far removed from it. The Holocaust Center strives to transform the traditional model of lecture-based Holocaust education into an interactive learning experience.
On June 26, 2014, Governor Tom Corbett signed a Holocaust and Genocide Education Bill into Pennsylvania state law. Act 70 of 2014 strongly recommends that schools include content about the Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights in the curriculum for grades six through 12. The Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh is the region’s primary resource for Holocaust education and Act 70 training.
If you are a teacher who wants to learn more about the Holocaust and earn Act 48 credits, join us at our upcoming teacher trainings!
- Last Road to Safety: The Making of a Holocaust Picture Book. Sunday, February 25; 1:00-3:30 pm. Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh.
Dr. Esther Raizen, Senior Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies, University of Texas at Austin
This teacher training will discuss the ethical, pedagogical, and artistic considerations involved in illustrating the Holocaust for young people. Register Here!
- Teaching the Holocaust Through the Arts. Thursday, March 1; 8:30 am-2:30 pm. Allegheny Intermediate Unit.
Elena Alexandratos of Prime Stage Theater and conductor Flavio Chamis will join Holocaust Center director Lauren Bairnsfather to discuss using theater and music to teach about the Holocaust. The training will especially focus on the play The Diary of Anne Frank and the works of Jewish composers whose works were suppressed. Register Here!
- Summer Teacher Institute – July 16-20, 2018