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Highlight: Powell Holocaust Summer Institute: Teaching for Humanity

Group-Powell-Fellows-Bainbridge-Ferry-2CropApply Now | Seminar runs August 7-11, 2017 | At the Henry and Sandra Friedman Holocaust Center for Humanity, Seattle  

The Holocaust Center for Humanity offers an intensive 5-day summer institute designed for teachers of grades 6-12. In a collaborative environment, teachers will explore in-depth topics of the Holocaust, genocide, and human rights, while gaining practical tools to bring these lessons to their students. Participants will have the opportunity to hear from national scholars, local experts, and experienced educators, as well as to take part in field trips to areas of interest. Accommodations will be provided. Deadline for applications - April 1, 2017.

Program Flyer (pdf)

Application (docx)

Participants will explore topics related to Holocaust history, including antisemitism, rescue and resistance, genocide, non-Jewish victims of the Holocaust, Japanese Internment, current events, and local connections. Each day will focus on selected themes and will include reference and discussion of today’s world and practical applications for the classroom.

Participants who complete the program will become the second cohort of Powell Fellows. Powell Fellows will have the opportunity to participate in advanced professional development opportunities throughout the year and will help to mentor new teachers. In the year following the seminar, Powell Fellows will be responsible for submitting a lesson or curriculum map demonstrating what new information from the seminar they have incorporated. 

Eligible teachers will currently be teaching grades 6-12 in a classroom.

Seminar is limited to 20 participants. Overnight accommodations will be provided for those coming from outside of the greater Seattle area. Lunch will be provided each day.

Participation Fee—$100 due upon acceptance to the program. ($50 will be returned upon attendance.) Teachers can receive up to 40 clock hours. Application Deadline: April 1, 2017.

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Photo - Powell Fellows 2016

Thank you to our generous sponsors:

Powell Family Foundation
Conference on Material Claims Against Germany