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Colorado and Wyoming Teachers Attend Holocaust Education Workshop Co-Sponsored by ADL

  • May 29, 2015

On April 18, 2015 nearly 70 educators and pre-service teachers from more than 10 Colorado and Wyoming school districts attended a full day of Holocaust education workshops. “Voices from the Holocaust: Resistance and Resilience,” a free professional development opportunity for educators, was an exciting collaboration to increase the knowledge, skills and best practices in Holocaust Education. The Anti-Defamation League’s Mountain States Region was fortunate to work with exceptional co-sponsors – the University of Northern Colorado and Colorado Holocaust Educators – for a third year as part of Greeley’s week-long Holocaust Memorial Observance.

Presenters included Jennifer Goss, a Social Studies teacher at Robert E. Lee High School in Staunton, VA and a member of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) teaching corps; Todd Hennessey, co-founder and educator with Colorado Holocaust Educators (CHE) and also an educator with USHMM, and Dr. Jeraldine Kraver, Professor of English and Director of English Education at the University of Northern Colorado. These outstanding and dynamic educators facilitated intensive sessions about liberators and survivors, the death marches, and teaching about the history of the Holocaust using literature, art and social studies. Resources and materials used for the dynamic day of learning came from the Echoes and Reflections Teacher’s Resource Guide, developed by ADL, the USC Shoah Foundation and Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Authority in Jerusalem, Israel. All participants received a free copy of this resource guide for their schools and classrooms.

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