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Capital District Council for the Social Studies  (Albany, NY)

Teaching and Learning about the Holocaust

  • 28 Mar 2019
  • 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Jewish Federation Community Services Building, 184 Washington Avenue Extension, Albany, NY 12203

Teaching & Learning About the Holocaust:
Echoes and Reflections with Beth C. Martinez

Capital District Council for the Social Studies and Holocaust Survivors & Friends Education Center invite teachers to this unique opportunity to hear a presentation by Beth C. Martinez and to  develop lessons related to the Holocaust.

A dynamic speaker and educator, Beth Martinez is Education Director of the Albany Region ADL. Her position includes bringing A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE® Institute anti-bias and anti-bullying training programs, workshops and resources to students, parents, teachers, and administrators in grades K-12, as well as delivering Echoes and Reflections Holocaust Education workshops to educators in the greater capital region of New York. Beth worked as a teacher for ten years in a variety of schools and grade levels. Beth has always been drawn to working with students regarding issues surrounding bias and discrimination. She studied with educators at Yad Vashem in Israel. These learning experiences have helped Beth teach about the Holocaust, as well as bias and discrimination in the training programs she delivers.

Echoes & Reflections is the premier source for Holocaust educational materials and dynamic content, empowering teachers and students with the insight needed to question the past and foresight to impact the future. We offer a variety of ways to examine critical themes of the Holocaust, including lesson plans, online videos, printable documents, and survivor testimonials that can be used individually or as a larger course of study.

Through this program, educators will: 1. Explore a sound pedagogy for the planning and implementation of Holocaust education in the classroom. 2. Examine instructional enhancements to support student learning and understanding. 3. Discover and utilize classroom-ready digital assets including lesson plans, visual history testimonies, and additional primary-source materials. 4. Enhance personal knowledge about the Holocaust, including the history of anti-Semitism. 5. Build confidence and capacity to teach this complex subject.

Location: Jewish Federation Community Services Building, 184 Washington Avenue Extension,
Albany, NY 12203 / Phone (518) 783-7800
Date/Time: Thursday, March 28, 2019 / 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Note: There is no fee, but registration is required. Please register by Thursday, March 21.

A light supper (vegetarian choice included) will be provided. A Certificate of Participation will be provided.
For more information and to register, please contact Diane Freer at the Holocaust Center, located at the Golub Center at (518) 694-9984 or email, or Mary Miller at the Capital District Council for the Social Studies,  
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