HHC conducts workshops throughout the year to help educators gain a deeper knowledge about various aspects of the Holocaust. Learn from scholars, experts, qualified staff, and witnesses who will help you integrate lessons, activities, and resources into your existing curriculum. We offer contact hours for all workshops.
2020-2021 Educator Workshops
Wednesday, October 28, 2020 | 5:30-7:00 p.m. | Zoom
“I’ve come to a frightening conclusion that I am the decisive element in the classroom. It’s my personal approach that creates the climate. It’s my daily mood that makes the weather. As a teacher, I possess a tremendous power to make a child’s life miserable or joyous. I can be a tool of torture or an instrument of inspiration. I can humiliate or heal. In all situations, it is my response that decides whether a crisis will be escalated or de-escalated, and a child humanized or dehumanized.” -Haim Ginott
How do we show up for our students? What can we offer? How do we do good and not harm? To answer these questions, we first need to explore our 24 character strengths and our social and emotional competency to face uncomfortable truths about ourselves and our world. This will help us create safe learning environments for both ourselves and our students.
Presented by the Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center, Mayerson Academy, and Youth at the Center.
Diaries during Crisis, War, and Genocide with Alexandra Zapruder
Wednesday, December 2, 2020 | 4:30-6:00 pm EST (3:30 – 5:00 PM Central Time) | Zoom
In partnership with the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center
Salvaged Pages is a stirring collection of diaries written by young people during the Holocaust that reflects a vast and diverse range of experiences—some of the writers were refugees, others were hiding or passing as non-Jews, some were imprisoned in ghettos. The diarists ranged in age from twelve to twenty-two; some survived the Holocaust, but most perished. Taken together, their accounts of daily events and their often unexpected thoughts, ideas, and feelings serve to deepen and complicate our understanding of life during the Holocaust.This workshop will focus on how to use Salvaged Pages, and the accompanying documentary, I’m Still Here, with your students. Alexandra will also share resources designed to help Social Studies, English language arts, and other teachers use young writers’ diaries in their classroom.