Teacher Summer Institute on Teaching About the Holocaust and Genocide.
The Institute for Global Studies and the European Studies Consortium at the University of Minnesota are pleased to announce its schedule of Teacher Summer Institutes. The Institutes are provocative teacher summer seminars on global and international topics for K-12 and community college educators. Teachers learn content related to the seminar themes, explore related curriculum materials, and learn new strategies and skills for incorporating these global issues into their curriculum. Language teachers are encouraged to participate in these opportunities to create exciting new curriculum for language learners.
Teaching about the Holocaust and Genocide
July 7-11, 2003; 9:00-3:00 p.m.
The age of terrorism in which we live was accompanied by an increased brutalization of civilians during the 20th century. The word "genocide" was coined by Raphael Lemkin in 1944 and became the basis for the UN Convention on Genocide in 1948. Among the many genocides of the 20th Century, the Holocaust (extermination by Germany of Jews and Roma/Sinti) remains the archetypal event. This course will examine major issues surrounding this topic, provide materials to aid in teaching, bring together guest lecturers that will aid teachers in establishing a format for introducing the subject to pre-college students.The course is being taught by Professor Stephen Feinstein, Director of the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at the University of Minnesota. This is a two 2-credit course. You will be billed for the credits. Participants can register for CI 5150 Sec 1, GloS 5900 Sec 1, HiST 5960 Sec 1, or JwSt 5900 Sec 1.
Registration is due May 30, 2003. You can register online. The Summer Institutes are funded by a Title VI grant from the Department of Education.
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