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Teaching the Holocaust: Resources and Reflection in Washington, D.C.

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The aim of this program Nov. 11-18 is to gain an understanding of the precursors, events, and consequences of the Holocaust and to grapple with the problem of how best to convey this history and the meaning that it can have in the lives and civic practices of our students. To accomplish this goal, we will explore the exhibits and other resources of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC. Participants will meet our bus at predetermined locations across the state and then journey together to Washington for this intensive week. Under the guidance of museum staff and teacher fellows, we will study in the museum which has earned an international reputation for the quality of its contents, presentations, architecture, and technology.

This program is for educators involved or interested in teaching about the Holocaust to students eleven years of age and older. Please note, two participants will lodge in a hotel room. Additionally, participants must be physically able to walk up to 1 mile over level ground, stand for extended periods, and ride up to 8 hours on an excursion bus without detriment to their health. Five days of substitute teacher costs are covered. Applicants must exhibit a seriousness of interest in the subject matter as expressed in an essay that is reviewed by NCCAT staff as a part of the application process.

Please complete the essay using the comments section of the application. This program is designed for educators teaching students in 6th through 12th grade.