The Museum provides opportunities for teachers who are interested in learning more about incorporating Jewish heritage and lessons from the Holocaust into their curriculum, using object based education. In addition to Professional Development events scheduled at the Museum, staff development workshops can be arranged for your school or region.
Children of Willesden Lane - A Refugee Story
Date: November 29, 2016
Time: 9 A.M. – 4 P.M.
Fee: $10; your registration fee will be returned to you the day of the workshop to go towards the cost of your lunch
In conjunction with Facing History and Ourselves, we will offer a one-day session focusing on The Children of Willesden Lane by Mona Golabek. Teachers who attend will be eligible to receive a class set of the book, as well as priority access to the culminating musical program in the spring.
The Children of Willesden Lane tells the true story of Lisa Jura, a young Jewish girl growing up in Vienna, who was determined to become a concert pianist. In March of 1938, her dreams were shattered when German troops took over her homeland. Separated from her parents, Lisa was one of nearly 10,000 children brought to England before World War II as part of the Kindertransport — a mission to rescue children threatened by the Nazis.
We will introduce tools and resources for teaching Lisa Jura’s story in its historical context. This will be complemented later in the year by the musical performance, "The Children of Willesden Lane," by Mona Golabek, Lisa Jura’s daughter.
Registration is through Facing History and Ourselves.
For more information or to register, click here >
Fall Conference for Educators
Teaching About the Holocaust and Other Genocides
Date: Sunday, December 11, 2016
Time: 11 A.M. – 4 P.M.
Eligibility: Current classroom teachers
Fee: Free, but pre-registration is required
In the morning, Dr. James Waller will speak about his book Becoming Evil: How Ordinary People Commit Genocide and Mass Killing. In the afternoon, lawyer Serge Klarsfeld, in conversation with author Andrew Nagorski, discusses his life’s work pursuing justice for the vicitims of the Holocaust, which includes successful prosecutions of Nazi war criminals such as Klaus Barbie.
Teachers have the option to register for each session individually. Same-day admission to the Museum is included with registration.
Lunch will be provided at 1 P.M. to all participants who register by December 4, 2016 and receive a confirmation email from the Museum.
Register online by clicking here >
We acknowledge in appreciation the Jewish Conference of Material Claims Against Germany for supporting educational programs at the Museum. Through recovering the assets of the victims of the Holocaust the Claims Conference enables organizations around the world to provide education about the Shoah and to preserve the memory of those who perished.