This full-day workshop will have sessions valuable to both Social Studies and English Language Arts educators and prepare Social Studies teachers to implement Act 30. Educators will receive tangible resources and lesson plans to supplement their new curriculum. Time will be set aside for educators to speak and work with one another to discuss their plans for implementing the new law. We will close out the day with a talk with award-winning author, Liza Wiemer, about her young adult novel, The Assignment.
This workshop is hosted in partnership with the Nathan and Esther Pelz Holocaust Education Resource Center (HERC). HERC is a program of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation dedicated to the building of a society resting on the values of tolerance and diversity, dignity and respect toward all human beings.
August 18, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. CDT
Wisconsin Idea Room
Education Building, 1000 Bascom Mall
University of Wisconsin–Madison
Program Fee: Free; pre-registration required
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Thursday, August 18th
- 9:00 Welcome & Introductions
- 9:00-9:30 Keynote with Simone Schweber
- 9:30-11:45 HERC Sessions
HERC: Activity to analyze propaganda
Break: Using our new innovative tool, the Holocaust Education Map
HERC: Use of survivor testimony; testimony from Eva Zaret
- 11:45-12:45 Lunch
- 12:45-2:45 Teaching about Resistance
Exploration of Sources
Curriculum Writing Time
- 2:45-3:00 Break
- 3:00- 3:45 Liza Wiemer and The Assignment
- 3:45-4:00 Closing Remarks