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Regional Holocaust and Genocide Initiative presents 'Echoes and Reflections: A Multimedia Curriculum on the Holocaust' Dec. 7

December 01, 2010

Jennifer Russo
(315) 443-4751

The Regional Holocaust and Genocide Initiative will present “Echoes and Reflections: A Multimedia Curriculum on the Holocaust” on Dec. 7. The workshop will be held at Drumlins Country Club from 3:30 -7:30 pm and is co-sponsored by the Study Council at Syracuse University and the School of Education. The cost of registration is $20 and includes the workshop, program materials, light refreshments and parking. To register, call the Center for Continuous Education and Global Outreach at (315) 443-4696.

“Echoes and Reflections” is an interactive, multi-disciplinary curriculum that engages students with compelling video testimonies from survivors and other witnesses of the Holocaust, while supporting New York State Learning Standards. It contains multi-part lessons that include maps, photographs, primary source documents, journal entries, poems and personal narratives.

The workshop will provide area teachers with an introduction to the pedagogy of teaching the Holocaust, with background on the use and value of visual history testimony that is seamlessly integrated into curriculum, and an understanding of the organization, contents (including the Web-based resources) and pedagogy of “Echoes and Reflections.”

The workshop will be led by Ephraim Kaye, pedagogical director at the International School for Holocaust Studies at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem, Israel. Kaye has taught 11th- and 12th-grade students for 23 years and has led more than 200 international seminars with participants from more than 25 countries in 10 different languages.

“The Regional Holocaust and Genocide Initiative: Resistance, Resilience and Responsibility” seeks to enhance education, cultural production and public memory about the incidence of genocide, past and present. Faculty and student participants conduct curriculum research and develop coursework to prepare SU students and active educators to teach about the Holocaust and genocide. Music, visual and dramatic arts events broaden the project beyond the curriculum into public dialogues on law, justice and ethics.

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