Are you a teacher looking for ACT48 credits?
Are you looking to meet Pennsylvania's legislation that recommends the Holocaust to be taught in public schools?
Or are you interested in visiting the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum?
Then join us on Thursday June 22nd, 2017 for a professional development trip to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.
Cost is $50 per person ($5 discount for HAMEC members).
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Deadline is Thursday, June 15th.
- 7am departure from the Holocaust Awareness Museum, 10100 Jamison Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19116
- 4pm departure from the USHMM, returning to the Holocaust Awareness Museum between 8-9pm
- Lunch will be provided. Dinner is on your own at the Maryland House rest stop on I-95
- On bus talks and trip escort by Professor Brenda Gaydosh (West Chester University) who will be discussing Father Bernhard Lichtenberg and the role of Catholics, Holocaust survivors Dave Tuck and Danny Goldsmith, and HAMEC Education Director Geoff Quinn
- Reserved admission to the USHMM
Please select your choice of lunch sandwich from the following and include it in your RSVP:
- Corned Beef
For more information or to RSVP, contact Geoff Quinn at the Holocaust Awareness Museum at 215-464-4701 or email@example.com
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Professor Brenda Gaydosh earned a B.S. degree in Mathematics in 1980 and worked as an actuarial analyst for 15 years. In her late 30s, Brenda returned to school, earning her M.A. in history from West Chester University (1999) and Ph.D. in history from American University (2010). She taught as a fulltime adjunct at West Chester University (2005-2013) and was named Who's Who among American Teachers three times. Dr. Gaydosh has presented numerous papers including three in Europe. She was the group leader for two EF College Study Tours: "The Holocaust in Europe," in summer 2012 and "WWII in Western Europe" in summer 2013. She also traveled with students to Rwanda in 2014. In 2016, she took students on a study trip to Eastern Europe and she is working on plans for trip to Germany and/or Cambodia in 2017. Dr. Gaydosh was promoted to Assistant Professor of History in 2013. Dr. Gaydosh's research interests lie in the history of the Catholic Church in 20th-century Germany. She is preparing to publish a biography of Father Bernhard Lichtenberg, a Catholic martyr of the Nazi era.
Democracy at Risk: Holocaust and Human Behavior
Germantown Friends School, Philadelphia, PA
July 10 – 14, 2017
Join Facing History for professional development that links history, literature, and ethics for educators in U.S. How is history shaped by hatred, indifference, and denial, as well as by caring, compassion, and responsibility? In this seminar, we will examine the range of choices that led to the failure of democracy in Germany and ultimately to the persecution of millions of Jews and other targeted groups. How did prejudice and racism destroy democracy and human life?
Participants receive complete access to:
- educator resources, including downloadable Common Core-aligned unit and lesson plans, study guides, teaching strategies, and online tools
- online lending library of DVDs and books (for all Facing History case studies)
- individualized coaching and support from a Facing History staff member
In this seminar you will:
Discover interdisciplinary teaching strategies and classroom activities that reinforce historical and literacy skills
- Investigate the complexities of human behavior, judgment, memory, and how we as individuals and members of groups can make a difference in the world today
- Receive a free copy of Facing History’s Holocaust and Human Behavior and A Convenient Hatred
- Become eligible for ACT 48 credits by attending (and there’s complementary lunch every day)
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To learn more about Facing History and Ourselves, visit www.facinghistory.org
Funding and scholarships for this seminar are generously underwritten by the Seed the Dream Foundation. Additional thanks to our welcoming host, Germantown Friends School.