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!
Virtual Workshop for Teachers: Bridging the Gap Between Education and Action in the Age of COVID-19
Thursday, April 2, 2020, 2:30 PM-3:30 PM, Online
Learn more and register: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/upMkf-ivqDgqH1Qbty06-e5IrFsmUJgUTQ
NICK HABERMAN, founder of the LIGHT Education Initiative and “2019-2020 USHMM Museum Teacher Fellow” will lead a professional development training for educators. The training will focus on LIGHT and #TogetherWeRemember’s unique co-curricular pedagogy to apply the lessons of the Holocaust to build resilience and responsiveness to hate in schools, communities, and on social media. Nick has developed a powerful set of educational tools that educators can use to collaborate online with their students in the age of COVID-19.
Read about Nick’s story and innovative work here: “Let there be LIGHT: The Future of Holocaust Education.”
Democracy at Risk: Holocaust and Human Behavior
Summer Teacher’s Institute with Facing History and Ourselves
July 13-17, 2020
Allegheny Intermediate Unit (475 E Waterfront Dr, Homestead, PA 15120)
This year’s Summer Teachers’ Institute will be led by Facing History and Ourselves! This year’s Seminar will utilize Facing History resources to help teachers put together lesson plans that allow students to wrestle with moral questions while fostering a sense of ethical reasoning, critical thinking, empathy, and civic engagement. Free of charge. Learn more and register now!