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!
Summer Teachers’ Institute (Learn more and register)
Teachers from grades 6 through 12, in Social Studies and English Language Arts, are invited to apply for the Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh’s Summer Teachers’ Institute. For the first time, we will offer two levels; with both levels, we are excited to offer lodging options for those who need it. This year, we are also having teachers apply for admission before registering.
- Advanced Institute (July 15-19)
- Introductory Institute (July 29-31)