From June 27 to 29, 2018 in Montreal, in partnership with the USC Shoah Foundation, the Montreal Holocaust Museum is organizing a training seminar for educators on Holocaust education and human rights in Canada.
Canadian school programs prepare students to become educated, responsible and engaged citizens. The history of the Holocaust and human rights allows teachers and educators to explore issues directly related to building better citizens.
Studying difficult subjects furthers reflection on the roles and responsibilities of individuals, governments and the international community in the face of human rights violations. It assists in reflecting on the vital role of history in contemporary society. Workshops and presentations will address a variety of questions: the historical method of study, critical thinking, analytical judgment, reflection on contemporary world issues and respect for diversity, through the lens of Canadian history and curricular needs.
Seminar participants will be selected by the Montreal Holocaust Museum. To apply and request financial aid, please complete the following pre-registration form by April 15th. After this deadline, your application will be placed on the waiting list in case of cancellation of another application.
Program for the training seminar about teaching the Holocaust and human rights in Canada
- How to teach difficult subjects
- How to teach about the history of the Holocaust from a Canadian perspective
- How to use the history of the Holocaust and human rights to teach citizenship
- What resources are available to educators interested in teaching about the Holocaust and human rights?
- What are the best practices and methods for teaching about the Holocaust and human rights?
- Why and how should educators use primary sources?
- Past and present treatment of Indigenous peoples in Canada.
- Geneviève Audet, Professor, Department of Specialized Education and Training, Université du Québec à Montréal
- Marie Battiste, Mi’kmaw scholar, Professor at the College of Education, and founder and first Academic Director of the Aboriginal Education Research Centre, University of Saskatchewan.
- Erin Corber, Inaugural Simon and Riva Spatz Visiting Chair of Jewish Studies, Dalhousie University
- Anita Tenasco, Director of the Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg Cultural Centre
- Sivane Hirsch, Professor, Department of Educational Sciences, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières
- The Azrieli Foundation
- Canadian Museum for Human Rights
- Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg Cultural Centre
- Legacy of Hope Foundation
- McCord Museum
- Museum of Jewish Montreal
- Sarah and Chaim Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre
- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
- USC-Shoah Foundation
Additional activities offered during the seminar
- To Learn, To Feel, To Remember, To Act, permanent exhibition at the Montreal Holocaust Museum
- United Against Genocide: Understand, Question, Prevent, travelling exhibit of the Montreal Holocaust Museum
- Wearing our Identity – The First Peoples Collection at the McCord Museum
- Shalom Montréal at the McCord Museum from May 4 to November 11, 2018
- Museum of Jewish Montreal
To download the preliminary program for the training seminar, please click here.
The presentations, workshops and guided visits will be offered in French and English. Simultaneous translation services will be available at the presentations.
The seminar will take place over the course of three days between Wednesday, June 27 and Friday, June 29, 2018. The details of the schedule will be confirmed shortly.
The seminar registration fee is $150 (CAD) and includes 2 lunches and 1 cocktail dinner. This cost is not covered by the scholarship. It will be billed once candidates have been chosen.
Scholarships for accommodation and transportation are available to qualified candidates. We expect that these costs will be covered for most participants. Applications must be sent in by April 15 and will be reviewed by the Montreal Holocaust Museum.
For more information
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