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July 23 - 28, 2018
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US Holocaust Memorial Museum
100 Raoul Wallenberg Place, SW
Washington, DC 20024

2018 Arthur and Rochelle Belfer National Conference for Educators
<i>US Holocaust Memorial Museum</i>
US Holocaust Memorial Museum

English/Language Arts
July 23–July 25
Register here.

Social Studies/History
July 26–July 28
Register here.

This annual conference is intended for secondary school and community college educators with less than five years of experience teaching about the Holocaust. Educators with more experience are also invited to attend. 

Participants will work closely with Museum staff, historians, and expert educators; have exclusive access to Museum exhibitions when the Museum is closed to the public; obtain lesson plans that focus on teaching diverse audiences and the relevance of the Holocaust today; and network with educators from around the country.

Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis and it ends on June 15. Participants are responsible for their transportation to and accommodations in Washington, DC. There is no conference hotel. A limited number of scholarships are available to offset travel costs. There is no fee to attend the conference.

This program is made possible with support from the Arthur and Rochelle Belfer Foundation.

Cameron Walpole

Please note that the Museum may be recording and photographing this event. By your presence you consent to the Museum's use of your image.

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