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Echoes & Reflections: Teaching About the Holocaust for Ohio Educators

Teaching about the Holocaust for Ohio educators

Join Echoes & Reflections for a free two day seminar hosted by Congregation Beth Tikvah and JewishColumbus to support your classroom instruction on the Holocaust.

  • Earn a certificate to be turned in for 12 contact hours equal to 1.2 CEUs
  • Come away with ready made lesson plans and resource materials for use in classrooms
  • Network with fellow teacher

Lunch will be provided each day between sessions. We will make every effort to meet all dietary needs.

Click here to learn more about Echoes & Reflections.

If you have questions about the seminar, please contact RSimon@bethtikvahcolumbus.org.

Tuesday, June 6th | 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Wednesday, June 7th | 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Congregation Beth Tikvah
6121 Olentangy River Road
Worthington, OH 43085

Thursday, June 8th | TIME TBD

Optional trip to Cincinnati

The Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center
1301 Western Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45203

Bus will be provided. More details to come.

Teachers can opt for a third day, or those who cannot make the first days, can join for the trip

Click here to register by May 15


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Program schedule

Tuesday, June 6th

9:00am – 12:00pm | Foundations of Holocaust Education: Focus on Nazi Germany

Through our foundational professional development program, educators enhance their knowledge and capacity to teach about the Holocaust, including the history of antisemitism, the establishment of the ghettos, the “Final Solution,” and how this historical event continues to influence the world today.

1:00pm – 4:00pm | Analyzing Propaganda and Teaching Media Literacy: the Holocaust as a Case Study

Explore the events of the Holocaust through the lens of media, by examining propaganda deployed by the Nazis to discriminate against Jews and other minorities. Educators gain the tools to facilitate classroom discussions on the role and impact of Nazi propaganda during the Holocaust and support their students to critically analyze media in today’s world.

Wednesday, June 7th

9:00am – 12:00pm | Teaching the Holocaust Using the Humanities: Integrating Photographs, Literature, Art, and Poetry to tell the Human Story

Educators learn strategies to integrate multiple primary sources into Holocaust instruction with a focus on the human experience. Programs examine a range of sources, such as photography, art or poetry.

1:00pm – 4:00pm | Antisemitism: Understanding and Countering this Hatred Today

Increase students’ awareness that antisemitism did not end after the Holocaust and consider connections between the persistence of antisemitism in its contemporary forms and this historical event. Educators will also examine ways to help students explore the responsibility of all members of society to respond to and prevent antisemitism and all forms of hate.

Thursday, June 8th

TIME TBD | Optional trip to The Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center in Cincinnati

The Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center is more than a state-of-the art museum. Offering dynamic public programming for all audiences, best-in-class curricular and educational resources, and cutting-edge community engagement opportunities, the Center is positioned as one of the premiere museums and resource centers in the country.

More resources

Education Matters Podcast featuring Congregation Beth Tikvah Rabbi Rick Kellner

Ohioans are witnessing an alarming rise in antisemitic incidents, while, at the same time, it is becoming clear that fewer Americans than ever have even a basic understanding of what happened during the Holocaust or why that is still pressingly relevant today. Effective Holocaust curriculum in our classrooms is crucial to changing that, and studies show bad Holocaust education is worse than none at all. That’s why a central Ohio synagogue is hosting middle and high school educators for a free two-day seminar this summer in a partnership with the national group Echoes and Reflections to offer professional development, classroom materials, and a powerful learning experience for all.

WE ARE ONE against antisemitism

Our Jewish Community Relations Council has launched a campaign to fight antisemitism by providing awareness, resources and ways to get more involved in this important initiative. Click the image below to find resources on how to fight antisemitism including other Holocaust education opportunities.

Questions? Let’s connect.

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