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!
Teaching the Holocaust Through Theatrical Arts (Learn more and register)
In partnership with Prime Stage Theater, the Holocaust Center will hold this teacher training at four times during the year in different locations across the county. The program will culminate in a student matinee of the acclaimed play The Soap Myth, starring Ed Asner, taking place in May 2019. Act 48 credit is available.
Training Dates & Locations (select one)
- Friday, November 30, Whitehall Library (100 Borough Park Dr, Pittsburgh, PA 15236)
- Friday, January 11, Location TBA
- Friday, February 1, Monroeville Library (4000 Gateway Campus Blvd, Monroeville, PA 15146)
- Friday, February 22, Allegheny Intermediate Unit (475 E Waterfront Dr, Homestead, PA 15120)