TEACHER WORKSHOP | Tuesday, May 22, 2018 | 8:30am - 3:30pm | Seattle | Flyer
At the Henry and Sandra Friedman Holocaust Center for Humanity, in partnership with Teaching Tolerance, a project of the Southern Poverty Law Center.
• Gain practical tools and resources to teach about social justice and the Holocaust
• Identify and use materials that align with Common Core State Standards
• Be able to integrate Teaching Tolerance Social Justice Standards into existing classroom materials
• Explore the Holocaust Center for Humanity's special exhibit, "Let Me Be Myself: The Life Story of Anne Frank."
Geared towards English, Language Arts, Social Studies, and History teachers in grades 5-12. Clock hours and lunch provided. $20 registration fee.
REGISTER NOW (You will be prompted to make the $20 payment after registering.)
March 4 - May 30, 2018 | Henry and Sandra Friedman Holocaust Center for Humanity
North American Exhibit Premiere
The exhibition Let Me Be Myself - The Life Story of Anne Frank had its world premiere in 2015. Since then it was introduced worldwide in several countries. Let Me Be Myself contains a chapter in which young people of today address subjects like identity, exclusion, and discrimination.
Making use of large size pictures, the exhibition Let Me Be Myself - The Life Story of Anne Frank shows the story of Anne Frank from her birth in 1929 up to her death in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in 1945. Each exhibition panel also contains images and texts about the world around Anne Frank: the rise of Hitler, the persecution of the Jews and the Second World War.
One-third of the exhibition is dedicated to stories of young people today. This part also contains several film clips. The visitors get to know how these youngsters see themselves, but also how strangers respond to them. This makes clear what the role of prejudice can be and how this can lead to exclusion and sometimes even discrimination.
The exhibition has several objects on display, among them: a replica of the diary of Anne Frank and a scale model of the hiding place.
This exhibit is suitable for grades 5 and up.
Lithuania and Poland | June 24 - July 3, 2018 | Open to all. The Holocaust Center for Humanity invites you to explore the history and culture of Lithuania and Poland. Come with us to the places important in the history of the Holocaust and enter into a dialogue with local witnesses, experts, and educators.
Trip includes: Vilnius, Warsaw, Treblinka, Tykocin, Polin Museum, Krakow, Schindler’s Factory, Plaszow, Warsaw Zoo, Auschwitz-Birkenau, meetings with a survivor , rescuer, and local educators, and Shabbat dinner at the Krakow Jewish Community Center.
Day 1 | Sunday, June 24 - Arrive Vilnius | Welcome dinner
Day 2 | Monday, June 25 - Vilnius | Vilnius Castle Complex, the Old Jewish Quarter, Holocaust Museum and Gallery of the Righteous
Day 3 | Tuesday, June 26 - Vilnius | Paneriai (Ponary) Forest | Fly to Warsaw
Day 4 | Wednesday, June 27 - Warsaw | Warsaw Ghetto, Genscher Cemetery, Meeting with local Polish educator and students, Heroes of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising Monument, Polin: Museum of the History of the Polish Jews
Day 5 | Thursday, June 28 - Warsaw | Day Trip to Treblinka, Stoczek & Tykocin, Meeting with rescuer
Day 6 | Friday, June 29 - Warsaw | Train to Krakow | Warsaw Zoo and Zabinski Villa, Tour of Krakow Old Town, Shabbat dinner with the Krakow Jewish Community Center
Day 7 | Saturday, June 30 - Krakow | Apteka Pod Orlem (Pharmacy), Galicia Jewish Museum, Meeting with local Holocaust survivor, Schindler’s Factory, Plaszow Camp
Day 8 | Sunday, July 1 - Krakow | Kazimierz District, Synagogues and Jewish Cemetery, Afternoon visit to Auschwitz
Day 9 | Monday, July 2 - Krakow | Morning visit to Birkenau , Oswiecim Jewish Center, Optional afternoon tour of Wawel Castle, Closing Dinner
Day 10 | Tuesday, July 3 - Depart Krakow
There is a significant amount of walking on this trip.
A trip geared to those who want an in-depth and meaningful experience with other open-minded travelers committed to Holocaust education. Pre-reading materials will be suggested and a pre-trip meeting will be held in Seattle in late May. Participating teachers will have the opportunity to share and discuss lesson plans and will receive clock hours. For those researching and exploring their own family histories, we are happy to help make suggestions or connections. Custom extensions are available.
$4495 (per person, double occupancy) | $5590 (per person, single room)
$500 non-refundable deposit due at registration. Payment due in full May 1, 2018
Educators: Limited partial scholarships will be available to teachers currently teaching in a classroom. 100 Clock Hours offered for no additional fee.
Costs include: Accommodation in five-star hotels, daily breakfasts and additional meals as listed, land transportation (private bus), one-way plane ticket from Vilnius to Warsaw, 1st class tickets for express train from Warsaw to Krakow, trip manager/special guide, entry fees, local guides, and baggage handling at hotels and railway stations. Airfare and recommended travel insurance not included.
The Holocaust through Local Stories | June 3, 2018 and ongoing | Open Wednesdays and Sundays | 10am - 4pm | At the Henry and Sandra Friedman Holocaust Center for Humanity
Through stories and artifacts of local Washington State Holocaust survivors and witnesses to the Holocaust, the museum’s exhibit engages visitors in the history of the Holocaust and challenges them to consider how each person’s actions make a difference.
23rd ANNUAL RAOUL WALLENBERG DINNER
Thursday, June 7, 2018 | Nordic Museum, Seattle | The Holocaust Center for Humanity is proud to partner with the Nordic Museum for the 23rd Annual Raoul Wallenberg Dinner, honoring the memory of the Swedish diplomat who intervened to save thousands of Jews from deportation to Nazi concentration camps. LEARN MORE & REGISTER
GIVING INITIATIVE FOR TEENS (GIFT)
Fall 2018 - Spring 2019. Deadline for application - May 20. | Open to Jewish teens in 9th-12th grade (as of fall 2018) | Monthly Sunday meetings at the SJCC, Mercer Island | Join a cohort of thoughtful and altruistic Jewish teens working together to raise and allocate funds to address real community issues. Guided by an advisory council of local leaders in business, technology, and philanthropy, teens will meet monthly to research and explore organizations and causes they wish to support, learn about the process of grant-making, hear from local philanthropists, and explore their own Jewish values. LEARN MORE
EDUCATION FOR EXCELLENCE, DIVERSITY, AND RESPECT: Transformative 21st Century Innovations
August 22-25, 2018 | Seattle | A joint international conference hosted by the School of Education at Seattle Pacific University and the Janusz Korczak Association of the USA. Conference participants will have a chance to stay on campus at SPU. Participants at this conference will:
- Learn about the latest research findings and school innovations and their impact on school students, teachers, and reforms in education.
- Discover Korczak’s theory and practice, and get inspired.
- Engage with international groups of students, teachers, researchers, social workers, psychologists, child-rights advocates, policymakers, and other stakeholders with an interest in education.
- Present, promote and discuss their own projects in education with both supporters and challengers.
- Strengthen their social networks with new national and international contacts from around the world.
- Earn up to 24 clock hours in professional development.