Through studying the evolution of a particular myth and stereotype, participating educators will explore universal questions of identity and membership. The content of this workshop will draw largely from Facing History’s publication, A Convenient Hatred: The History of Antisemitism, and other resources providing insights into the ways hatred is learned and transmitted from one generation to the next. This workshop will explore a variety of strategies for bringing into the classroom the evolution of this longstanding hatred.
This workshop will include a guided tour of the Maltz Museum's Dreyfus Affair Exhibition and a background lecture on the roots of antisemitism by Father George Smiga. Father Smiga is pastor of St. Noel in Willoughby Hills, Ohio and teaches as part of the scripture department at St. Mary Seminary and Graduate School of Theology in Wickliffe, Ohio.
Participants in this workshop will receive a free copy of A Convenient Hatred.