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    Human Rights Teacher Workshop

    Gather online with colleagues from around the state to attend the Wassmuth Center’s spring workshop.  Designed to immerse participants in topics and themes relevant to classroom teaching and learning, the 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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    Holocaust and Human Rights: Teaching with Echoes and Reflections 

    Taught by some of the world’s most experienced and respected Holocaust educators and historians at the World Holocaust Remembrance Center in Jerusalem, on the campus of Yad Vashem, the 10-session course is designed to enhance participants’ knowledge of Holocaust history, explore and access classroom-ready content, and support instructional practice to promote student learning and understanding of this complex history and its lasting effect on the world.

    Echoes & Reflections is dedicated to reshaping the way that teachers and students understand, process, and navigate the world through the events of the Holocaust.  The Holocaust is more than a historical event; it’s part of the larger human story. Educating students about its significance is a great responsibility.

    Ten weekly sessions, each 90 minutes in length, will explore core topics in Holocaust education: Pedagogy of Teaching the Holocaust; Antisemitism; Nazi Germany; The Ghettos; The Final Solution; The Holocaust in Film; The Righteous Among the Nations; Liberation and Return to Life; and Social Justice and Racism.

    Posted each Saturday for ten consecutive weeks, participants will have one week to view a session and complete the session reflection before the next session goes live.

    The first session will be posted March 13, 2021 – the final session will be posted May 22, 2021.  Final course reflection must be received by June 5, 2021.  Registration closes March 17, 2021.  If you’re an Idaho educator, email to learn how you can earn a $100 stipend for completing the course.

    Optional – one continuing education credit from Boise State University (requires additional registration and a payment of $60)