Literature at the "House of Love"
Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2010
8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Avrohm I. Wisenberg Multipurpose Learning Center

Houston-area Holocaust survivor Bill Morgan calls Holocaust Museum Houston the “House of Love” because he says it was built to teach about loving each other instead of hating each other.

Educators are invited to join the Museum for this special professional development workshop focusing on school-age appropriate literature for grades three through 12.

The workshop will include instruction on how to incorporate the use of literature in all classrooms for all development levels. All participants will leave with classroom-use materials and new ideas on teaching about the Holocaust and other genocides.

ELA TEKS addressed will have as their primary focus:

  • Reading/Comprehension of Literary Text;
  • Reading/Comprehension of Informational Text/Culture and History; and
  • Reading/Media Literacy.

Social Studies TEKS addressed will include:

  • World History (18):  identify examples of political, economic, and social oppression and violations of human rights throughout history, including slavery, the Holocaust, other examples of genocide, and politically-motivated mass murders in Cambodia, China, and the Soviet Union;
  • US History (6):  analyze major issues and events of World War II such as fighting the war on multiple fronts, the internment of Japanese-Americans, the Holocaust, the battle of Midway, the invasion of Normandy, and the development of and Harry Truman's decision to use the atomic bomb; and 
  • Social Studies Skills (varies).

The Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented (TAGT) has approved this workshop to count toward the TAGT Awareness Certificate. Each participant will receive a certificate of attendance that notes four hours in creativity and instructional strategies and one hour in differentiated curriculum. It is a local school district decision as to whether these hours will be accepted for required professional development.

This one-day event has a non-refundable workshop fee of $15 per teacher. Lunch is not provided, and online registrations are nonrefundable for any reason. Visit to RSVP online by Feb. 1, 2010. For more information call 713-942-8000, ext. 105 or e-mail

Avrohm I. Wisenberg Multipurpose Learning Center

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