Prof Development -Worlds Apart But Not Strangers, Holocaust Education & IEFA

Friday, February 24, 2012
By Julie Saylor



Worlds Apart But Not Strangers - Holocaust Education and Indian Education for All

Missoula, MT  July 22-28, 2012


Application Deadline - April 20, 2012


One of five satellite seminars nationwide, sponsored by New York City’s Memorial Library in New York City and the Montana Writing Project, Worlds Apart But Not Strangers will be held in Missoula, Montana from July 22-July 28, 2012. This institute is designed for individuals who currently teach or are interested in teaching the Nazi Holocaust and/or Indian Education for All, and would like to discover ways to make connections between these topics. Relevant to teachers grades 4-12 as well as college and university faculty, the purpose of the course is to provide novice and experienced teachers with knowledge about and teaching strategies for both 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; tomorrow we might say not in our country.” This satellite seminar aims to help teachers move one step closer to that reality.


Due to the generous support of the Memorial Library, Worlds Apart is offered at no cost to teachers. Our work is intensive; including events most evenings as well as during the day. Three University of Montana credits are available for the $135 cost of the recording fee. Participants will be responsible for travel and housing costs; dorm space will be available.


Additional information and Application - Worlds Apart But Not Strangers


Wendy Z. Warren,

Brenda Johnston,


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