ews carrying their possessions during deportation to the Chelmno killing center. Most of the people seen here had previously been deported to Lodz from central Europe. Lodz, Poland, January–April 1942. United States Holocaust Memorial Museum archives

Teaching the Holocaust: 
Core Lessons for the Classroom

One-day teacher workshop
Thursday, November 14 | 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Northwestern College, Orange City IA
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Cost: FREE |  lunch included 
Credit available: 1 License Renewal credit $50 | 1 Graduate credit $150    

The one-day teacher workshop is offered free of charge by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Attendees will also receive a teacher kit filled with teaching resources including books, assignments, worksheets, and activities to implement in any middle/high school classroom. The Museum promotes the responsible teaching of the Holocaust through a variety of resources and programs to help the nation’s educators increase their knowledge of Holocaust history and implement sound teaching strategies. Education outreach programs provide teachers with quality Holocaust education, incorporating accurate history, appropriate pedagogy, classroom strategies, and teaching resources. 

This Teaching the Holocaust Workshop is made possible by a generous gift from the Arthur and Rochelle Belfer Foundation. 

Workshop Goals

  1. To offer professors of teacher methodology strategies for teaching pre-service teachers best practices in integrating Holocaust education into their future classrooms with USHMM Guidelines for Teaching about the Holocaust.
  2. To provide current teachers with techniques and resources for teaching the Holocaust and genocide studies.
  3. To present hands-on strategies for coordinating English and Social Studies Holocaust units.
  4. To equip pre-service teachers with the knowledge and resources to enter the classroom and teach about how and why the Holocaust occurred in an effective manner.

Jaime Danen, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Teacher Fellow

Registration is closed. This event has reached capacity.
Please contact  online@nwciowa.edu or 712-707-7388 with any questions about registration and the waiting list.  

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

The Holocaust Teacher Workshop is offered by Northwestern College's Education and Graduate School & Adult Learning departments in partnership with the Levine Family Institute for Holocaust Education, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. 



Setting the Stage
8:30 a.m.
9:00 a.m.
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum's Guidelines for Teaching about the Holocaust 
10:00 a.m. 
Rationale Writing 
10:45 a.m. 
11:00 a.m. 
Survivor Testimony  
12:00 p.m.
Putting it Together
12:30 p.m.
Path to Nazi Genocide
1:00 p.m.
Interactive Timeline Activity
2:00 p.m.
2:15 p.m. Americans and the Holocaust
3:15 p.m.
Watchers of the Sky, Closing Refelctions, Evaluation
4:00 p.m Graduate Credit Meeting



Meet our presenter:

Jaime Danen has been a United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Teacher Fellow since 2016. During that time she has hosted and participated in workshops on teaching the Holocaust to educators in Wisconsin and Nebraska. She has collaborated with teachers around the country to write curriculum for the museum's exhibit Some Were Neighbors. She serves as a facilitator of the Holocaust Institute for Teacher Educators which aims to help future teachers in their roles as Holocaust educators. Additionally, she is a middle school English teacher in Green bay, Wisconsin. She facilitates and hosts a social justice film and speaker series for her students and other students in the area. She works in collaboration with the local universities to bring in speakers and other opportunities for the development of students in the area. She also served on the planning committee for the Progressive Education Network National Conference. During the summer she works with the local Catholic educational organization developing and delivering leadership coaching for principals, administrators, staff and students. In her free time, she loves watching her girls in their athletic endeavors, reading, writing and walking her dog.