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History, Holocaust, and Human Rights in the Global Classroom

February 18, 2017 @ 8:00 am - February 20, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

February 18 – 20, 2017

2017 Centropa Winter Seminar

in partnership with the Jewish Museum of Maryland

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Who we are: Centropa, a Jewish historical institute based in Washington, Hamburg, Budapest and Vienna, interviewed 1,200 European Jews and scanned 22,000 of their old family pictures. We asked them to tell us stories about how their families lived—during the entire 20th century.


We offer teachers a database of 22,000 photos, 700 interviews and 40 multimedia films that bring history life for your students—as well as teacher-designed lessons – all on our website, www.centropa.org, all free of charge.


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


Why you should join this seminar: Immerse yourself in 20th century European history, digital storytelling, Holocaust and tolerance education, and conversations on creating a global classroom. You’ll share ideas with our veteran teachers who’ll tell of their projects with European, Israeli, and South African schools, creative pedagogies, and student-directed projects that students love and that meet state and Common Core standards.


What makes us different

>our approach to 20th century history and Holocaust education: our films (which have been shown in 19 film festivals) turn history into something personal. Students love them, and most of our stories features a Righteous Gentile who saved the people we interviewed,


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


>our emphasis on civics: we’ll discuss the 1990s Bosnian war and how Jews and Muslims worked in a synagogue to save an entire city; we’ll show you a film in Spanish that Hispanic students feel was made just for them (and it was);


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


>our international teachers network: in July 2017 we will hold our 11th Summer Academy in Budapest and Belgrade, a gathering of international educators, where you will create cross-cultural projects with European, Israeli, and South African teachers.



For application and cost information, click here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2017USwinterseminar


Questions? Contact Lauren Granite, at granite@centropa.org or 301-787-0052


Download 2017 Centropa Winter Seminar Flyer


February 18, 2017 @ 8:00 am
February 20, 2017 @ 5:00 pm