'Children and the Holocaust' Seminar Offered for Teachers
The deadline to register for the Third Annual Summer Teacher Seminar, sponsored by the Holocaust Memorial Center (HMC) and Eastern Michigan University, has been extended to Aug. 8.
The theme for this year’s seminar, which takes place Aug. 15-19 at the Holocaust Memorial Center in Farmington Hills, is “Children and the Holocaust.” 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:
Robert Franciosi, Ph.D, Grand Valley State University
- Professor of English and honors; Editor of Elie Wiesel: Conversations
Christina Eiko Guenther, Ph.D, Bowling Green State University
- Associate professor of German
- Research includes Jewish/Austrian literature and culture, Holocaust studies and theater
Jack Kay, Ph.D, Eastern Michigan University
- Professor of Communications, Media and Theater Arts
- Consultant, author and national presenter on issues of intolerance, white supremacy movement and Holocaust denial
Martin B. Shichtman, Ph.D., Eastern Michigan University
- Professor in the English department
- Director of Jewish Studies
Jacqueline Vansant, Ph.D., University of Michigan-Dearborn
- Professor of German
- Research in post-World War II Austrian women writers and exile studies
- Author of Reclaiming “Heimat”: Trauma and Mourning in Memoirs by Jewish Austrian Reemigres
Annette Wannamaker, Ph. D., Eastern Michigan University
- Associate professor in the Department of English Language and Literature
- Coordinator of children’s literature program
Jamie Wraight, Ph.D., University of Michigan-Dearborn
- Curator of the Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive
- Professor of History
Members of the museum’s Holocaust survivor network also will present.
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. Hungarian secondary school teachers Vódli Zsolt and István Bánki will be in attendance. They heard about the seminar through the recommendation of the American representative to the International Task Force for Cooperation on Holocaust Education, Dr. Bill Shuman.
To register for the seminar, visit http://ep.emich.edu/holocaust and click on the link titled “Holocaust Seminar.” Cost for the event is $100 and includes nine SB-CEUs. Three undergraduate or graduate credit hours also are available to participants for an additional fee.
For further information, contact either Sarah Painter at firstname.lastname@example.org or Rebecca Swindler at email@example.com or 248-553-2400, ext. 13.