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    Human Rights Teacher Workshop

    Gather with colleagues from around the state to attend the Wassmuth Center’s annual Human Rights Teacher Workshop each April/May.  Designed to immerse participants in topics and themes relevant to classroom teaching and learning, the one-day workshop provides an opportunity to explore the Center’s programming and resources while focusing on the stories that enrich understanding.

    “We must cultivate student interest in applying the human rights perspective gained from these stories to their personal lives, schools, and communities.  We must encourage students to utilize the skills they already possess for effective action (whether they recognize these skills in themselves).  And, we must help them find resources for doing so.  Fortunately, we don’t have to look further than the amazing programming of the Wassmuth Center.”  Ben Harris, 2019 Idaho Human Rights Educator-of-the-Year, Bishop Kelly High School.

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    2021 Human Rights Teacher Workshop

    Topic: “Analyzing Propaganda and Teaching Media Literacy – The Holocaust as a Case Study”

    Media literacy skills have become essential for young people to successfully navigate and critically assess the ever-increasing amount of information they receive throughout their day — on social media, advertisements, television, and film. Therefore, it is crucial for students to comprehend and identify how media, both historically and in contemporary society, can be used as a tool to incite hate and violence against certain groups.

    This learning opportunity examines the events of the Holocaust through the lens of media, by examining propaganda deployed by the Nazis to discriminate against Jews and other minorities. Educators will gain the tools to facilitate classroom discussions on the role and impact of Nazi propaganda during the Holocaust and support their students to critically analyze media in today’s world.

    May 4, 2021, 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

    Morrison Center for the Performing Arts – Founders Room (2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise) on the campus of Boise State University

    $15 registration includes lunch.