Holocaust Memorial Center and Eastern Michigan University Co-Host Seminar For Teachers, Aug. 15-19
07/16/2011

Using the latest academic scholarship and best instructional practices to make lessons about the Holocaust understandable and meaningful for students, the weeklong seminar, “Reading the Holocaust: A Seminar for Teachers,” is designed to build an instructor’s content base.

Online PR News – 16-July-2011 – – The Holocaust Memorial Center Zekelman Family Campus (www.holocaustcenter.org) and Eastern Michigan University announced that they will co-host a Summer Educational Institute seminar to benefit current and prospective teachers and their students from Aug. 15-19.

The weeklong seminar, “Reading the Holocaust: A Seminar for Teachers,” takes place at the Holocaust Memorial Center located at 28123 Orchard Lake Road in Farmington Hills. Using the latest academic scholarship and best instructional practices to make lessons about the Holocaust understandable and meaningful for students, the seminar is designed to build an instructor’s content base.

Attendees will hear presentations from scholars and survivors examining the Holocaust from the rise of Nazism to the Holocaust deniers of today. Presenters include:
• Sidney M. Bolkosky, Ph.D, William E. Stirton professor in the Social Sciences and director of the honors program, University of Michigan-Dearborn
• Robert Franciosi, Ph.D, professor of English and honors, Grand Valley State University
• Henry Greenspan, Ph.D., psychologist and playwright, University of Michigan
• Jack Kay, Ph.D., provost and vice president, Eastern Michigan University
• Martin Schichtman, Ph.D., English department professor, director of Jewish Studies at Eastern Michigan University
• John Staunton, Ph.D., associate professor in the department of English Language and Literature at Eastern Michigan University
• Guy Stern, Ph.D., distinguished professor emeritus of German at Wayne State University
• Annette Wannamaker, Ph. D., associate professor in the Department of English and Literature at Eastern Michigan University

Participating teachers will be provided access to the vast primary resources from the museum library and archive to aid them in the development of their own classroom lessons.

To register for the seminar, please go to http://ep.emich.edu and click on the link for “Reading the Holocaust: A Seminar for Teachers.” Cost for the event is $100. Nine SB-CEUs or three undergraduate or graduate credit hours are available for an additional fee. All applications are due by Monday, Aug. 8.

For further information, contact either Julie Knutson at 734-487-3152 or Rebecca Swindler at education@holocaustcenter.org.

It is the mission of the Holocaust Memorial Center Zekelman Family Campus to remember those who perished and those who survived the Holocaust and, in a world increasingly faced with sectarian strife and intolerance, to set forth the lessons of Holocaust as a model for teaching ethical conduct and responsible decision-making. By highlighting those individuals who, in the midst of evil, stood for the best, rather than the worst of human nature, the Holocaust Memorial Center seeks to contribute to maintaining an open and free society.

The facility is wheelchair accessible and free parking is available at both the North and South entrances.

For more information on the Holocaust Memorial Center, visit www.holocaustcenter.org, or call 248-553-2400.