Teaching the Holocaust conference hosted Sept. 21-22 at UNK

Teaching the Holocaust, a training conference for secondary school and university educators, is being hosted Sept. 21-22 by the University of Nebraska at Kearney’s College of Education.
In its seventh year, the event is sponsored by the Institute for Holocaust Education and Nebraska Holocaust Education Consortium.
Participants will explore historical content, current methodologies, rationale, literature and technological resources for teaching about the Holocaust.
Fred KaderAll sessions during the conference will be taught by master educators and members of the NHEC, who are experts in the field.
Materials taught are designed to meet Nebraska state educational standards, and all participants will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the conference for 10 contact hours.

Holocaust survivor Fred Kader will appear in person and make a presentation at the conference. He will share his story of survival and self-discovery at 11:15 a.m. on Sept. 22. Kader’s presentation is open to the public and can be heard at the Nebraskan Student Union at UNK.

Advance registration for the conference is , which includes three meals. To register online, visit www.ihene.org. Early registration ends Friday.
For more information, contact Liz Feldstern at lfeldstern@ihene.org or 402-334-6575, or Donna Walter at dwalter@ihene.org or 402-334-6453.

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About the IHE
The Institute for Holocaust Education is a nonprofit organization located in Omaha and serving Nebraska and the surrounding states. The IHE’s mission to ensure that the tragedy and history of the Holocaust are remembered is met by providing educational resources, workshops, survivor testimony and integrated arts programming to students, educators and the public.

About the NHEC
The Nebraska Holocaust Education Consortium is a group of Nebraska middle, high and post-secondary educators committed to educating students and teachers about the universal lessons of the Holocaust through age-appropriate resources. The NHEC is dedicated to assisting educational institutions by training teachers using Holocaust materials that meet Nebraska State Standards and by providing other Holocaust educational resources to advance the knowledge and teaching skills of educators throughout Nebraska.

 

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