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!
- Thursday, September 13–Raising Active Bystanders: A Teacher Training With Dr. Ervin Staub Learn more and register
We will be holding a teacher training, “Teaching the Holocaust Through Theatrical Arts”, at four times during the year in different locations across the county. The dates of these trainings are:
- Friday, October 12
- Friday, November 30
- Friday, January 11
- Friday, February 22
More details coming soon.