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November 18, 2017 @ 8:00 am - November 19, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

A Centropa Seminar for Baltimore Teachers in partnership with the Jewish Museum of Maryland


November 18-19, 2017


Register Here.


Baltimore City teachers will receive 1 AU Credit




Who we are: we’re a Jewish historical institute based in the US and Europe. Our teams interviewed 1,200 elderly Jews living in 15 European countries—but we never used video, and we didn’t focus solely on the Holocaust. Instead, we asked them to tell us stories about the entire century just as they lived it—and we scanned over 20,000 of their old family pictures. This is a unique way of bringing history to life: by making it personal.


We offer teachers a database of thousands of annotated photos, hundreds of interviews, and scores of awardwinning multimedia films— as well as teacher-designed, classroom-tested lesson plans – and you can find them on our website, www.centropa.org, free of charge. We also offer our most innovative teachers the chance to join us each summer when we bring 80 teachers from 15 countries together in the great cities of Central Europe!


Teachers use our resources to teach history, social studies, ELA, art, foreign language, filmmaking, photography, technology, and civics.


Here’s why you want to come to our seminar: we believe that no one teaches a teacher better than another teacher, so you will meet Centropa veterans who use our content in their classrooms, and you’ll learn about programs where students can share projects they carry out with our schools in Ukraine, Poland, Serbia, Israel, and elsewhere. Our veteran teachers will also show you how our student-directed projects meet state and Common Core standards, and why students really love them.


What makes us different…

• our approach to 20th century history and Holocaust education: our films are deeply personal and genuinely compelling, have been shown in film festivals, and most featuring a Righteous Gentile;


• our pedagogy: no boxed curriculum – you decide how our resources will work for you;


• our emphasis on civics: we’ll discuss how Jews and Muslims worked in a synagogue during the 1990s Bosnian war to save an entire city, and we’ll show you a film in Spanish we made just for Hispanic students;


• cross-competency projects: we challenge US students to make films about how to be active citizens, and then share their projects with students in Europe;


• our international teachers’ network: since 2007 we have brought over 600 teachers together and they have been forming partnerships with each other while connecting their students, too.



Contact Lauren Granite at granite@centropa.org or 301-781-0052 with questions.




November 18, 2017 @ 8:00 am
November 19, 2017 @ 5:00 pm