The Holocaust Memorial Center Zekelman Family Campus and Eastern Michigan University (EMU) announced their Fourth Annual Summer Teacher Seminar to benefit current and prospective teachers and their students from Aug. 12-16.
The theme for this year’s seminar, which is supported by a generous grant from the Claims Conference and takes place at the Holocaust Memorial Center located at 28123 Orchard Lake Road in Farmington Hills, is “Witnesses to 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.
“Teachers in this country rarely have an opportunity to participate in Holocaust education. The quality of this program’s presenters, as well as the opportunity to speak with Holocaust survivors, makes this an extraordinarily powerful and compelling experience for educators,” said EMU Director of Jewish Studies MartinShichtman, Ph.D, who along with fellow EMU professor John Staunton and Holocaust Memorial Center Director of Programs Rebecca Swindler organizes the event. “We have even reached the point where we regularly register educators from overseas as attendees. This year, teachers from Germany and Estonia will be joining us.”