HOUSTON, TX (March 10, 2008) – Applications are now
being accepted for participation in the 2008 Warren Fellowship for
Future Teachers at Holocaust Museum Houston.
Twenty-five pre-service teacher educators will be selected to
participate in the prestigious week-long fellowship program, scheduled
for May 18-23, 2008.
The program introduces university students preparing for a career in
teaching to the history and to the lessons of the Holocaust and other
The Warren Fellowship for Future Teachers, supported by The Warren
Fellowship Fund, is developing a corps of educators who want to learn
how to effectively teach about genocide and the Holocaust. The
fellowship takes place at the Museum’s Morgan Family Center, 5401
Caroline St., in Houston’s Museum District.
Participants will be selected by a faculty and Museum panel based on
an application process that includes an essay about the importance of
teaching the dangers of intolerance, prejudice and hatred to today’s
students. Once accepted as fellows, participants attend a five-day,
expense-paid summer institute designed to immerse the fellows in
historical and pedagogical issues related to the Holocaust. Eminent
Holocaust and genocide scholars will provide historical and academic
content and university faculty and Museum staff will provide
During the week, fellows also will have the opportunity to meet and work with survivors of the Holocaust.
Students who plan to teach elementary, middle or secondary school
subjects of history, social studies, English/language arts, speech, art
and foreign language are encouraged to apply for the fellowship.
Applications are available online at www.hmh.org and must be completed and returned by April 7, 2008. For more information, call 713-942-8000, ext. 123, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Warren Fellowship was developed by Holocaust Museum Houston with
funding from survivor Naomi Warren and her family, through The Warren
Fellowship Fund, to train future teachers on strategies and approaches
for bringing Holocaust education into the classroom.
Holocaust Museum Houston is dedicated to educating people about the
Holocaust, remembering the 6 million Jews and other innocent victims
and honoring the survivors' legacy. Using the lessons of the Holocaust
and other genocides, the Museum teaches the dangers of hatred,
prejudice and apathy.
Holocaust Museum Houston is free and open to the public and is
located in Houston’s Museum District at 5401 Caroline St., Houston, TX
For more information about the Museum, call 713-942-8000 or visit www.hmh.org.