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Wayne State to Host Holocaust Education Conference Sept. 22

Published: 9-12-2011 4:45 pm

Wayne State College will host the Holocaust Education Conference, "Teaching About the Holocaust: A Workshop for Pre-Service and New Teachers", on Sept. 22. The event, sponsored by the Nebraska Holocaust Education Consortium, will include a workshop for educators and a public session with testimony from a Holocaust survivor.

The workshop will run from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Frey Conference Suite in the Student Center at Wayne State. Participants will explore historical content, current methodologies, rationale, literature and technological resources for teaching the impact of the Holocaust.

Other highlights of the workshop: Professor of Education Warren Blumenfeld of Iowa State University, whose family was wiped out during the Holocaust in a village in Poland, will deliver the keynote address; Other presenters are fellows of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Model lessons with experienced Nebraska teachers, who are members of the Nebraska Holocaust Education Consortium, will make up the early afternoon sessions.

The public is welcome to join a free session featuring a Holocaust survivor from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in Gardner Auditorium.
Payment of $25 for the workshop must be received by Sept. 15. Participants may choose to pay on the day of the event with an additional $5 fee. To register:


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