The Museum invites middle and high school educators, as well as community college faculty, with less than five years’ experience teaching about the Holocaust to apply to attend the 2013 Belfer National Conference. The conference is funded by a grant from the Belfer Foundation.
At the conference, Museum educators and scholars share rationales, strategies, and approaches for teaching about the Holocaust. Participants have the opportunity to tour the Museum’s Permanent Exhibition, as well as the special exhibitions Remember the Children: Daniel's Story and Some Were Neighbors: Collaboration and Complicity in the Holocaust, and to explore the Museum’s full range of resources. Those who complete the conference receive a set of educational materials and a voucher worth $100 to purchase Holocaust-related materials in the Museum Shop.
The 2013 conference will be held in two consecutive sessions: the first, from July 8 to 10, is designed for English language arts educators; the second, from July 11 to 13, is for social studies educators. Those who teach a subject outside these disciplines may select the session that better suits them. The Museum also encourages teachers of foreign languages and journalism to apply.
A limited number of scholarships are available.
Though educators with five or more years’ experience teaching about the Holocaust may apply to the Belfer Conference, the Museum encourages them to participate in the Museum Teacher Fellowship Program.
There is no charge for the conference, but participants are responsible for their own transportation and accommodations.
For additional information, please contact:
Christina E. Chavarría
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Division of Education
100 Raoul Wallenberg Place, SW
Washington, DC 20024-2126