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2023 Poland Personally: A Study Seminar to Poland

By Ellen Resnek / Monday, June 20, 2022 / Comments Off on 2023 Poland Personally: A Study Seminar to Poland
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Teaching Juneteenth

By Ellen Resnek / Wednesday, June 15, 2022 / Comments Off on Teaching Juneteenth

Editor’s note: Since the publication of this article, Juneteenth was declared a federal national holiday in 2021.

Each year around June 19, Black communities across the country unite for a family reunion of sorts. Juneteenth activities feature the sights and sounds of Blackness: People enjoying art, music and food that connect them to a shared ancestry and history. They celebrate being their authentic selves. They celebrate freedom in both solemn and festive ceremonies.

This celebration marks a day in 1865 when enslaved Texans learned they’d be free—two months after Robert E. Lee surrendered and ended the Civil War and two and a half years after President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation. Initially a uniquely Texan observance, Juneteenth has now been recognized in some form in every corner of the country.

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REVEALING THE STORIES BEHIND THE ARTIFACTS

By Ellen Resnek / Sunday, June 12, 2022 / Comments Off on REVEALING THE STORIES BEHIND THE ARTIFACTS

The Artifacts Collection of Yad Vashem’s Museum is home to more than 27,000 items donated over the years by Holocaust survivors, their families, and various organizations. It includes a wide […]

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The Ghetto Fighters’ House Talking Memory Series presents: Artist as Witness: The Holocaust Art of David Friedmann in the Lodz Ghetto

By Ellen Resnek / Saturday, May 28, 2022 / Comments Off on The Ghetto Fighters’ House Talking Memory Series presents: Artist as Witness: The Holocaust Art of David Friedmann in the Lodz Ghetto

The Ghetto Fighters’ House Talking Memory Series presents: Artist as Witness:  The Holocaust Art of David Friedmann in the Lodz Ghetto Guest Speaker: Miriam Friedmann Morris David Friedmann (1893-1980) depicted […]

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Confronting the Complexity of Holocaust Scholarship

By Ateret Cope / Wednesday, March 2, 2022 / Comments Off on Confronting the Complexity of Holocaust Scholarship

Reflections on the Past, Present, and Future of Holocaust Studies.

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Mr. Charles Person, Freedom Rider

By Ateret Cope / Thursday, February 17, 2022 / Comments Off on Mr. Charles Person, Freedom Rider

Our honored guest was Charles Person, one of two surviving Freedom Riders to have made the trip in its entirety from Washington DC to New Orleans. The songs of the movement sustained him, he said, especially so when he knew that he should have felt fearful, and no song strengthened him more than “Oh Freedom.”

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Primo Levi’s World and War: How can we trust what others tell us about the past? A Lesson for International Holocaust Remembrance Day

By Ateret Cope / Saturday, February 5, 2022 / Comments Off on Primo Levi’s World and War: How can we trust what others tell us about the past? A Lesson for International Holocaust Remembrance Day

This lesson addresses an Essential Question that is common within secondary history courses: How can we know what really happened in the past? It was written to mark two occasions: […]

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Comparing Accounts of Auschwitz: Primo Levi and Howard Chandler (prepared for International Holocaust Remembrance Day 2021)

By Ateret Cope / Saturday, February 5, 2022 / Comments Off on Comparing Accounts of Auschwitz: Primo Levi and Howard Chandler (prepared for International Holocaust Remembrance Day 2021)

This lesson provides a structure for educators to guide students in comparing two texts: Primo Levi’s Survival in Auschwitz (estimated Lexile 1210) and Journey with Howard Chandler, an app available […]

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Primo Levi’s Shema: Can ordinary language describe extraordinary experiences? A Lesson for International Holocaust Remembrance Day

By Ateret Cope / Saturday, February 5, 2022 / Comments Off on Primo Levi’s Shema: Can ordinary language describe extraordinary experiences? A Lesson for International Holocaust Remembrance Day

This lesson addresses Essential Questions that are common within Secondary ELA courses: What makes a text effective for its purpose? How are stories from other places and times about me? […]

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Stereotypes and Implicit Bias, At Your Front Door

By Ateret Cope / Saturday, February 5, 2022 / Comments Off on Stereotypes and Implicit Bias, At Your Front Door

Overview Using the Short Film Masel Tov Cocktail students will explore concepts of identity and stereotypes. They will also explore the progression of antisemitism and continuation of implicit bias in […]

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