WORKSHOPS

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Seven to nine workshops are held throughout the school year at sites across the state. Over 12,000 teachers and administrators have attended Council workshops since 1989.


Each workshop focuses on one of six topics:

  • Why Teach about the Holocaust in 2019?
  • Historical and Contemporary Anti-Semitism
  • The History of the Holocaust: The N.C. Connection
  • Resistance in the Holocaust
  • State of Deception: Nazi Propaganda
  • Oath and Opposition: Education in the Third Reich.

All workshops (except Propaganda) are presented in collaboration with Echoes and Reflections , a national program providing an online Holocaust curriculum with resources. See the workshop directors’ Workshops page to learn more about each workshop.


FALL 2019

  • Wake County: . October 11 (Friday). Reclaiming Our Humanity: Lessons of the Holocaust for Today. Part 1 of 3. See flyer on the workshop series. Workshop flyer (pdf, 337kb)     
    Click here to register online
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  • Guilford County: October 24 (Thursday). Greensboro. History, Holocaust, and Digital Literacy in the Global Classroom (presented with Centropa).     
    Click here to register online.

  • Lincoln County: November 21 (Thursday). Lincolnton. History of the Holocaust: The N.C. Connection.     
    Click here to register online.

  • New Hanover County, December 2 (Tuesday). Wilmington. Resistance during the Holocaust.
    Click here to register online.

  • Forsyth County, December 3 (Tuesday). Winston-Salem. Oath and Opposition: Education in the Third Reich.    
    Click here to register online.


SPRING 2020

  • Martin County: January 31 (Friday). Williamston. Why Teach About the Holocaust in 2020?
    Click here to register online.

  • Caldwell County: March 18 (Wednesday).Site TBA. Why Teach About the Holocaust in 2020?
    Click here to register online.

  • Robeson County: February 27 (Thursday). Lumberton. Historical and Contemporary Anti-Semitism.


  • Henderson County: April 1 (Wednesday). Site TBA. Resistance during the Holocaust.
    Click here to register online.

  • Orange County: Date TBA Chapel Hill. Deadly Medicine: Nazi, American, and N.C. Eugenics.


Information and online registration forms will be added as available.


For more information, contact workshop co-directors Karen Klaich (eastern NC) or Juanita Ray (western NC).

Interested in hosting a Holocaust workshop for teachers in your district? Visit our FAQs page (pdf, 411kb).


See coverage of survivor Alfred Schnog's presentation to teachers at the Council workshop Nov. 8 in Winterville, NC.


The one-day workshops:

  • Are offered across the state at no charge and are open to all North Carolina middle and high school teachers and administrators. Substitute pay is provided for public school teachers.

  • Feature one of several Holocaust survivors who are North Carolina residents, including camp survivors Zev Harel (Greensboro), Abe Piasek (Raleigh), Alfred Schnog (Wilmington) and Walter Ziffer (Weaverville); and ghetto survivor Suly Chenkin (Charlotte). View videos of workshop speakers on the Council's Vimeo site.

  • Feature one of the following topics: Why Teach about the Holocaust in 2019?, Historical and Contemporary Anti-Semitism, The History of the Holocaust: The N.C. Connection, Resistance in the Holocaust, State of Deception: Nazi Propaganda, and Oath and Opposition: Education in the Third Reich. Each workshop will include a historical overview of the Holocaust in context of the topic.

  • Provide a best practices session with Karen Klaich or Juanita Ray, North Carolina educators and Teaching Fellows of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.

  • Provide participants with selections from the resource guide The Holocaust: A North Carolina Teacher's Resource (see Teacher’s Guide) and a certificate of attendance for renewal credit (.06 hours).

  • Are especially useful for social studies teachers of U.S. history and world civilizations, and for language arts teachers who use Holocaust works such as The Diary of Anne Frank, Number the Stars, and Elie Wiesel's Night.


Media Coverage

Holocaust Council workshops

Other survivor presentations
See Speakers and Survivors for referrals to survivors who will speak to students and other groups.

 

Photo: Holocaust workshop in Greenville, March 2016.