by Pamela Young, Published June 17, 2013
YPSILANTI -The Holocaust Memorial Center Zekelman Family Campus and Eastern Michigan University announced their Fourth Annual Summer Teacher Seminar to benefit current and prospective teachers and their students, Aug. 12-16 2013.
The theme for this year's seminar, "Witnesses to the Holocaust," is supported by a generous grant from the Claims Conference, and takes place at the Holocaust Memorial Center, 28123 Orchard Lake Road in Farmington Hills.
The seminar is designed to build an instructor's content base using the latest academic scholarship and best instructional practices to make lessons about the Holocaust understandable and meaningful for students.
Attendees will hear presentations from scholars and survivors examining the Holocaust from the rise of Nazism to the Holocaust deniers of today.
In addition to speakers from the museum's Holocaust survivor network, presenters include:
Ramona Caponegro, Ph.D, Eastern Michigan University
Robert Franciosi, Ph.D, Grand Valley State University
Martin B. Shichtman, Ph.D., Eastern Michigan University
John Staunton, Ph.D., Eastern Michigan University
Jacqueline Vansant, Ph.D., University of Michigan-Dearborn
Ken Waltzer, Ph.D., Michigan State University
Jamie Wraight, Ph.D., University of Michigan-Dearborn
Participating teachers will have access to the vast primary resources from the museum library and archives to aid them in the development of their own classroom lessons. By the end of the weeklong seminar, they will develop a lesson plan to be shared with other participants.
To register for the seminar, please go to http://ep.emich.edu/holocaust and click on the link titled "Holocaust Seminar." Cost for the event is $100 and includes nine SB-CEUs. The facility is wheelchair accessible and free parking is available at both the North and South entrances.
Three undergraduate or graduate credit hours also are available to participants for an additional fee. All applications are due by Friday, Aug. 2.
For further information, contact Sarah Painter at firstname.lastname@example.org or the Holocaust Memorial Center at email@example.com or call 248-553-2400, ext. 13.