This online workshop includes video segments from a workshop presented in Baltimore, Maryland. The guidelines and methodological suggestions in these video segments are at the core of every teacher workshop and conference presented by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. They are offered here for teachers who are unable to attend a professional development program presented by the Museum. In addition to video of the actual workshop session, segments include historical and artifact photographs, text, and links to related sites within the Museum’s website.
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Before You Start Teaching
“You have difficult decisions to make. So you have to go back to a clear, well-formed rationale ...”
“The Holocaust is a major event in world history ... this is the baseline for all of us ... what are some things you want your kids to leave the classroom with?”
“... it illustrates (the terrible example of) where prejudice starts and where it can lead, and all the steps along the way.”
For a further discussion of rationale, please read: Questions of Rationale from Teaching About the Holocaust: A Resource Guide for Educators.