Summer Prof Develop, Holocaust Educ and Indian Educ for All, July 17-22, Missou

Tuesday, March 22, 2011
By Julie Saylor
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Worlds Apart but Not Strangers: Holocaust Education and Indian Education for All

July 17-22

Missoula, MT

 

Thanks to partnership with The Memorial Library and the National Writing Project, there is no fee for the workshop.

 

OPI renewal credits available.

 

The institute, Worlds Apart but Not Strangers: Holocaust Education and Indian Education for All, is running from July 17-July 22. One of five satellite seminars around the country sponsored by the Holocaust Memorial Library and the National Writing Project, this institute is designed for individuals who currently teach or are interested in teaching the Nazi Holocaust and would like to discover ways to link Holocaust education and Indian Education for All. Relevant to teachers in public or private schools, grades 4-12 as well as college and university faculty, the purpose of the course is to provide novice and experienced teachers with knowledge, pedagogy and attitudes about Holocaust education and Indian Education for All, using literacy, and especially writing, as tools to drive inquiry. The institute will focus on past history, including the Nazi Holocaust and the impact of U.S. policies on Native peoples of our nation. Our lens will then turn to the present, as we consider the roles (target, perpetrator, ally, bystander) people choose in their daily interactions with each other as well as the stereotypes and prejudice affecting our schools and our communities today. The DVD Not in Our Town ends with the narrator’s observation, “Today we can say not in our town, but tomorrow we might be able to say not in our country.” This satellite seminar aims to help teachers move one step closer to that reality.

There is more information online at http://www.cas.umt.edu/english/mwp/worlds_apart.cfm. You can also contact MWP at 243-4680 or via email at mwp@umontana.edu. If you receive this email, we are not requiring that you apply but do need a commitment by April 1st if you plan to participate in this incredible opportunity.



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