Exploring the Holocaust With Your Students

 webeventlogoDate: March 18, 2015

Time: 8:00 pm EST



It is 70 years since the liberation of Auschwitz and for some this is ancient history. The Holocaust remains a defining event of the 20th Century. Exploring the Holocaust can be difficult but it is important that students learn to examine tough topics which remain relevant today. Learn about the many primary source materials (interviews, videos, documents…) and tools as well as literature, drama and art opportunities that can give students a variety of approaches to help them comprehend this issue.

This can also serve as a model for the way to approach other important issues.

Jacqueline will share resources and tools created to help teachers approach the topic. Carmen will recount how she has examined this topic with her students in her ELA classroom.

Presenters: Jacqueline Celemencki and Carmen Woolgar

Jacqueline Celemencki is the Education Coordinator at the Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre and is in the final stages of completing her PhD thesis in anti-racist education from McGill University. Jacqueline is responsible for producing tools for teaching about the Holocaust in the Quebec classroom for grades 6-11, as well as professional development training for teachers.

Carmen Woolgar teaches secondary 5 ELA , Secondary 3 IB ELA and Yoga at Heritage Regional High School.

Style of Event: webcast

Target Audience: Secondary Teachers and cycle 3 Elementary (year 2)

Maximum 30 participants

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About Susan van Gelder

Susan has over 20 years experience in the classroom at the elementary level, first as a homeroom teacher and later as an ICT teacher. She has presented sessions and workshops at a number of conferences, both in Canada and the U.S. Her work with LEARN is directed towards providing materials for teachers and consultants to help with powerful ways of using technology to improve communication and learning. She wrote her first blog post in 2005.
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