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Holocaust and Genocide Education Teacher Workshop

Preparing to teach the new Colorado curriculum standards

September 22 – 24, 2022 at Metropolitan State University of Denver

In Conjunction with the Holocaust, Genocide Studies, and Mass Violence in the Public Imagination Conference

With the generous support of the Holocaust Education Foundation of Northwestern University, the Mizel Institute of Denver, and Metropolitan State University of Denver, the MSUD History Department has created a teacher workshop on Holocaust and genocide education to be held Sept. 22 – 24.  The goal of the workshop is to help teachers develop teaching units to meet the Holocaust Education mandate (HB-20-1336). The workshop will begin with a keynote address by Susan Neiman, Director of the Einstein Forum in Germany and author of Learning from the Germans on the evening of September 22 (attendance in-person or remote).  The workshop will continue on September 23 with a remembrance breakfast with keynote speaker Donald Fixico, Regents and Distinguished Professor of History at Arizona State University, followed by a series of presentations focused on Holocaust and Genocide Studies education in the Colorado classroom. The workshop will conclude with a morning session on Saturday, September 24.

Sessions will be organized around the topics of definitions of genocide, core concepts and contexts for teaching the Holocaust and genocide, themes and issues in the history of the Holocaust, the Armenian Genocide, genocide and the legacy of imperialism in Africa and Asia, teaching American slavery, and using juvenile Holocaust literature in the classroom.

Attendance in the workshop will include teaching materials, compensation, professional development (CEU) credit, breakfast and lunch on Sept. 23, breakfast on Sept 24, and parking.

Participants will be eligible for compensation for attendance of all session of the workshop.  This compensation can come in the form of a tuition waiver through the MSUD School of Education and History department to earn 1.0 credit hours toward a Master in Education in Curriculum and Education (click here for more information on the program), a stipend, a gift card, or substitute coverage if available.  Participants are also eligible for 12 hour of CEU credit.

Eligibility and Application Instructions:

  • 6th – 12th grade teachers in Social Studies
  • Complete the online application by June 3, 2022
  • Up to 20 participants will be selected to participate
  • Participants must attend all sessions of the workshop
  • Each participant will also complete post-workshop survey about their experience implementing their lesson plan in the classroom.

To submit an application, please complete the ONLINE REGISTRATION FORM.