2010, No. 6

Education Department: 713-942-8000, ext.105

July 2010

AUGUST TEACHER WORKSHOP FEATURES EPHRAIM KAYE OF YAD VASHEM

Ephraim Kaye, director of international seminars for educators at Yad Vashem, will conduct a special one-day workshop featuring three distinct programs teachers can implement in their classrooms this August.

The workshop is set for Tuesday, Aug. 10 from 8:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Holocaust Museum Houston's Morgan Family Center, 5401 Caroline St., in Houston's Museum district.

In the morning session, teachers will consider the issues of perpetrators, bystanders and collaborators as they work through the question “How was it humanly possible?” The second part of the morning will focus on a new project using Holocaust survivor testimony.

In the afternoon, teachers will learn how to use educational tools to combat the phenomena of Holocaust denial.

Ephraim Kaye holds a first and second degree in modern Jewish history and the history of the Holocaust from Hebrew University in Jerusalem. He taught 11th- and 12th-grade students for 23 years and has been with Yad Vashem since 1988. He has coordinated and led more than 200 international seminars with participants from over 25 countries in 10 different languages. Kaye has also guided more than 17 trips to Poland for high school students, Yad Vashem graduates and Israel Defense Force officers. He is the author of several books and articles. He is a frequent conference speaker.

Holocaust Museum Houston is a provider of continuing professional education (CPE) approved by the State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) whose provider number is 500499.

This program is being provided free of cost through Yad Vashem, however, registration is required by Aug. 5, 2010. Visit www.hmh.org/RegisterEvent.aspx to register online. For more information, call 713-942-8000, ext. 105 or e-mail teachertraining@hmh.org.

"THE ART OF MEMORY: A TEACHER WORKSHOP ON HOLOCAUST MEMORY AND THE ARTS" SCHEDULED FOR THIS OCTOBER

Two major events that focus on memory and the arts in relation to the Holocaust will be occurring this November – the temporary exhibition, “Fragile Fragments” will open at Holocaust Museum Houston on Nov. 5 and on Nov. 23, the Houston Symphony will perform “Kaddish.” 

This one-day workshop, set for 8:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., on Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2010, will prepare teachers to undertake a study of the Holocaust and the memories of these events as they are transmitted through memorials, art and music. 

The morning session will feature Professor James Young, who wiorg/RegisterEvent.aspx by Oct. 20 to register online. For more information, call 713-942-8000, ext. 105 or e-mail teachertraining@hmh.org.

FEBRUARY WORKSHOP TO FOCUS ON NUREMBERG RACE LAWS

Have you ever had students question how the Holocaust is relevant to American history?

This interactive workshop, "The Impact of Racist Ideologies: Jim Crow and the Nuremberg Race Laws,” scheduled for 8:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011, will develop this answer as participants explore the racist ideologies that governed two different nations, albeit with different outcomes. In this session, teachers will analyze the laws used to identify and segregate minority populations, discuss the scope of these laws and compare results of the laws. The day will involve many stimulus-based discussions, lesson ideas, resource suggestions and discussions on how to implement the workshop’s content into existing plans and programs.

Holocaust Museum Houston is a provider of continuing professional education (CPE) approved by the State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) whose provider number is 500499.

The $15 nonrefundable workshop fee covers workshop materials. Lunch is not included. Visit www.hmh.org/RegisterEvent/aspx to register online by Jan. 26, 2011. For more information, call 713-942-8000, ext. 105 or e-mail teachertraining@hmh.org.

WEB RESOURCE OF THE MONTH

Holocaust Museum Houston's redesigned Web site now offers online discussion forums for educators to confer with each other on issues related to teaching the Holocaust and other genocides. The forums are divided into groups for elementary educators, middle school educators, high school educators, and college and university educators. There are also three special groups designed for alumni of Museum programs: the Max M. Kaplan Summer Institute for Educators, the Warren Fellowship for Future Teachers and participants of the Conference for Spanish Latin American Teachers of the Holocaust.

Educators can sign up to join the discussion forums by registering at http://www.hmh.org/ed_discussion_group.shtml. To register, click the "Register" link at the upper right top of the page. Participation in the forum will permit educators from across the country to share ideas, ask questions and discover new resources.

 

VOTE HMH AS 'HOUSTON'S BEST' MUSEUM

Holocaust Museum Houston has been nominated as "Houston's Best" Museum in KPRC-TV Channel 2's annual competition. Cast your vote now at http://kprc.cityvoter.com. Vote today!  Voting ends Aug. 13. And don't forget to leave your comments about the Museum to encourage others to visit.


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9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday,
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The Museum is a member of the Houston Museum District Association and is located in Houston's Museum District.

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HMH's Corporate Circle Members provide invaluable support for the Museum's worldwide educational programming.  These companies have committed to helping teach the dangers of hatred, prejudice and apathy against the backdrop of the largest  genocide in history
- the Holocaust.

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