Los Angeles, CA, January 24, 2005 ... A four-part series, “The Relevance of Teaching the Holocaust in the 21st Century,” will be held for educators and community members on four consecutive Thursday evenings, January 27, February 3, 10 and 17, 4:00-8:00 p.m., presented by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), the Simon Wiesenthal Center Museum of Tolerance and the Center for Excellence on the Study of the Holocaust, Genocide, Human Rights, and Tolerance, in partnership with the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust and in cooperation with the Los Angeles Unified School District and United Teachers Los Angeles.
This is the 22nd annual teacher-training workshop presented by ADL and commemorates the 60th anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz and the end of Nazi tyranny.
This workshop offers unique opportunities to learn from distinguished scholars, educators, arts and technology specialists and survivors’ eyewitness counts. While it is designed for middle and high school levels, elementary school teachers will also gain insights and benefits.
The four workshops are divided in to the following general topics: From Forced Emigration to Mass Extermination; The Final Solution: How the Decision was Implemented and By Whom; Resistance, Rescue & Liberation; and Translation into the Classroom & Contemporary Challenges. Sessions are held at the ADL office, the Museum of Tolerance and the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust.
Educators completing the workshop are entitled to salary points from Los Angeles Unified School District, in-service credit from the Bureau of Jewish Education and may receive University Extension units from California State University.