Teacher Forums

Teacher forums are open to the community at large, and there is no cost to attend. They are created to expand knowledge about the Holocaust and offer an opportunity for Professional Development (inservice) credits.
Forums begin at 6 PM, and last approximately two hours. A reception for teachers begins at 5:15.
These teacher forums provide an ongoing opportunity for educators and interested others to discuss the history, pedagogy and best practices that support Holocaust Education in a variety of classroom situations.

  • The Ongoing Impact of World War I

    Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 6:00 PM

    Mitchell Bloomer

    The old trenches are still visible in the French countryside to this day. In the same way, the profound shaping influence of World War I is still discernable in our political, social, and economic lives. Join us at the Holocaust Center as we consider the pivotal impact of World War I on Europe, the U.S. and the rest of the world.
    • How did the war shape the generation of Germans who would later support Nazism and lead their nation to disaster?
    • How did events in World War I foreshadow the Holocaust, other genocides, and human rights crimes?
    • How is the concept of an “American Century” a product of World War I?
    • How did President Wilson’s noble ideas about self- determination and international peace go so terribly awry?
    • In what ways was the modern Middle East born in the crucible of the war, with ramifications still felt today?
    • How did the World War I era shape modern ideas about human and civil rights and the struggle for equality?
    • How did the war change the way people view the possibilities for social, political, economic and technological progress?
    • How is the problem of modern terrorism linked to the results of World War I?

  • In The Shadow of Jim Crow

    Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 6:00 PM

    Mitchell Bloomer

    The parallels between Jim Crow era Laws and Hitler’s Nuremberg Laws are striking (for a quick quiz check this page). Was this a coincidence, or did our nation’s race-based laws have an impact on Germany’s decision to institute similar laws? Civil Rights Activism in the 1960s had an impact on changing and removing discriminatory laws. Did German citizens have the same opportunities?

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