This online course is designed specifically for educators who teach in Jewish Day Schools, Hebrew Schools, or other Jewish settings. We are pleased to be able to offer each participant a scholarship to cover the online course tuition. This educator training project has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims against Germany. Please note, there is a $50 registration fee.
This online course takes Facing History's core case study on the rise of the Nazis and the Holocaust, and weaves in Jewish texts and stories on relevant themes and topics, such as bystander behavior, obedience, rescuers and resisters, and civic participation. This online course includes a live conference call with a Holocaust survivor.
Educators in a Jewish Setting: Holocaust and Human Behavior is an eight-week online course in which participants will explore the connection between Jewish History and identity along with the moral questions inherent in everyday life. Participants will learn multidisciplinary pedagogical approaches for teaching a course on the Holocaust that is grounded in a study of Jewish ethics and values.
In our course we examine the Holocaust in a variety of disciplines including history, literature and the arts. Using Facing History’s principal resource book, Facing History and Ourselves: Holocaust and Human Behavior
, as well as The Jews of Poland
, video, primary sources, participants will experience a rigorous encounter with this powerful history. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of the rich and vibrant culture created by the Jews of Eastern Europe before the war, the dilemmas of ghetto life, the scope of Jewish resistance and the way history shapes Jewish identity today.
This online course takes place over eight weeks - each week, participants will engage in a variety of activities that will include reading materials, viewing video clips, creating journal entries, and participating in online facilitated discussion forums. Participants are expected to complete approximately four hours of work each week at their own pace.
This online course may be taken for graduate school credit in sociology through University of Colorado - Colorado Springs for an additional $450. Graduate credit in education is also available for a higher rate. For more information on this option, please contact Kit Stanton at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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