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!
2021-2022 Teacher Trainings
Our Summer Institute has been rescheduled into this four-part Teacher Training series taking place over the course of the school year. We are pleased to share that we’ll be able to offer these sessions to educators FREE of charge!
It is strongly recommended that teachers attend the entire series. All trainings will take place 8:30am-12pm ET and Act 48 credit will be granted to eligible participants. Details about each training can be found at the linked Eventbrite registrations.
- Teacher Training 1: Comics & Curriculum: Engaging Students in Historical Representation & Memory (Friday, October 29, 2021)
- Teacher Training 2: Using the Arts in the Classroom (Friday, February 4, 2022)
- Teacher Training 3: Defiant Requiem: Music and Holocaust Education (Friday, February 18, 2022)
- Teacher Training 4: Salvaged Pages: Diaries and Eyewitness Accounts in Holocaust Education (Friday, March 4, 2022)
Each session also connects with Holocaust Center programming taking place over the course of the year. All Holocaust Center events are listed on our website.
This program is made possible with generous support from the Sittsamer Fund for Teacher Training.