[library-media] Holocaust Memorial Museum -- Western States Workshop for Educators

Juan Lee jtlee at utah.gov
Mon Nov 22 19:17:23 MST 2010

Dear Educators,
I work in National Outreach for Teacher Initiatives (NOTI) at the
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC, and would
like to share information with you about one of our programs for
educators.  Please share this information with educators who qualify, to
apply for this program.  
A living memorial to the Holocaust, the United States Holocaust
Memorial Museum inspires citizens and leaders worldwide to confront
hatred, promote human dignity, and prevent genocide.  The Museum
provides a powerful lesson in the fragility of freedom, the myth of
progress, and the need for vigilance in preserving democratic values.
With unique power and authenticity, the Museum teaches millions of
people each year about the dangers of unchecked hatred and the need to
prevent genocide.
A cornerstone of our work is to ensure quality Holocaust education in
American schools.  We encourage teachers to engage their students in
learning about the Holocaust, to reflect on its meaning today, and to
act responsibly as members of the global community.  It is important to
us to reach out teachers, and their students, who represent the
landscape of American citizens.  .  In an effort to extend our outreach
to nurture new audiences, I invite you to share the following
information with teachers who work in school districts with significant
American Indian student populations.  
The Western States Workshop for Educators will bring up to twenty
teachers from western states to the USHMM on March 3-5, 2011.  Social
Studies and Language Arts teachers of grades 6-12 are encouraged to
apply.  In addition, teachers of other disciplines such as journalism
and library and media specialists should consider applying.  
Educators from suburban and rural schools from these states are
eligible:  Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho,
Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming.  
Teachers will use the Museum’s Permanent Exhibition, the exhibit State
of Deception: The Power of Nazi Propaganda, and the interactive
installation From Memory to Action:  Meeting the Challenge of Genocide,
as their primary classroom as they learn the history of this tragic
event.  Museum staff and scholars will assist participants in exploring
questions or rationale, content, and methodology in teaching the
Attendees will receive a generous stipend at the conclusion of the
conference to assist with the costs of transportation.  The Museum will
provide breakfast, lunch, and lodging for three nights.  Extensive free
materials and lessons will also be distributed.  This workshop is for
educators who have not previously attended a USHMM-sponsored teacher
professional development program at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum,
such as the Belfer National Conference.  
To apply, please go to
 Please see the workshop offering titled “Teacher Workshop for Western
States Educators.”  Applicants should also submit a letter of reference
from a school supervisor.  This letter should describe your
qualifications and verify your eligibility.  The deadline for applying
is January 31, 2011.  Please submit this in any format to:
Christina E. Chavarría
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
100 Raoul Wallenberg Place, SW
Washington, DC  20024
FAX:  202.314.7888
CChavarria at ushmm.org 
Christina E. ChavarríaProgram Coordinator 202.488.0466
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
National Institute for Holocaust Education
100 Raoul Wallenberg Place SW  Washington DC 20024-2126
Fax 202.314.7888
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