Current Virginia middle and high school educators who intend to teach for the next three years are invited to apply to attend a six-day class taught at the Virginia Holocaust Museum. The class is designed to educate teachers, librarians, counselors, and administrators about the Holocaust.
Class participants will have the opportunity to delve into a wide range of topics including anti-Semitism, eugenics, racial laws, victim groups, perpetrators, bystanders, denial, as well as post-atrocity tribunals. The class provides educators with comprehensive materials and pedagogical tools so that they may confidently approach these sensitive topics with their students and colleagues. The seminar has been designed to be integrated with the Virginia Standards of Learning for history, English, civics, economics, biology, fine arts, drama, music, mathematics and science. All sessions are taught by classroom teachers and museum staff. TEI is offered in partnership with the University of Richmond and is funded through a generous gift from Weinstein Properties.
July 7 - 12
July 21 - 26
Teacher Education Institute: Genocide
The Holocaust was neither the first nor the last genocide and during TEI: Modern Genocide we will discuss genocides of the 20th and 21st centuries. The course will focus on a number of in-depth case studies to gain a broader understanding of genocide and how it occurs. We will discuss the impact these events have on society and the individual. The session will have a mix of information and pedagogy with links to the Virginia Standards of Learning as well as the Holocaust Education Bill HB2409, passed by the General Assembly in January 2010.
Dates: August 5 - 9
For additional information, contact Rena Berlin at 804,257.5400 ext. 234.