Advanced Educator Workshops

HHC conducts advanced 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 CEUs for all workshops.

2019-2020 Workshops

Expressions of Dignity and Hope: Music and the Holocaust
An Educator Workshop with Dr. Tamara Reps Freeman
November 11, 2019, 4:30-7:30 PM at HHC

Learning about music composed in the ghettos and camps is a unique way to engage students in the study of Holocaust history and lessons of morality. Some of humankind’s most beautiful and evocative original music, including beloved songs composed by children, were created under the most unimaginable circumstances. From lullabies to anthems of spiritual resistance, music was created and used to summon a sense of normalcy, creativity, and community pride. 

Dr. Tamara Reps Freeman, ethnomusicologist and violist will give educators resources, pedagogical strategies and actionable interdisciplinary lesson plans that include music, visual art, language arts and social studies to help engage students in studying the Holocaust and humanity through the lens of music. The workshop will focus on hands-on activities, and feature archival music played by Dr. Freeman on her 1935 Joseph Bausch viola, an instrument that was rescued from Berlin during the Holocaust.

3 Contact hours available

Cost: $5.00 and includes dinner & parking

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This workshop is made possible by the Simon & Helen Kaltman Fund, supported by Ariel and Jonah Guttman and the Grubbs family.

Finding Home: Refugees, Resilience & Rebuilding
In Partnership with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM)
Saturday, December 7, 8:30 AM-5:00 PM at HHC

Using resources from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM), artifacts, and local stories from HHC, we will explore the hardships of emigration/immigration in Western Europe beginning in 1933 and later in Eastern Europe after the beginning of World War II, through hands-on activities and lessons which can be easily integrated into the classroom. We will also examine refugees in the aftermath of the War and connections to today’s world.

Facilitated by Christina Chavarria, Program Coordinator William Levine Family Institute for Holocaust Education, USHMM, Carol Danks, USHMM Museum Teacher Fellow, Jodi Elowitz, Director of Education HHC, Cori Silbernagel, Curator HHC, Sarah Schneider, Program and Communications Assistant, HHC.

8 Contact hours available

Cost: $10.00 and includes parking and lunch

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