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Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission


Building Bridges: Bringing Holocaust Education to the Spanish-Speaking Classroom

Event details
Calendar   Workshops
Location Virtual
Date Tue, May 9, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Duration   2h

Teaching and learning about the Holocaust provides an essential opportunity for all students to think critically about the past and their actions today. Across the country, demands for teaching materials that enable Spanish-speaking students to examine the Holocaust in Spanish are growing. During this workshop, meet Holocaust education leaders working at the state and local level, to bring Holocaust education into classrooms through increased access to high quality Spanish-language resources, relevant cultural connections, professional development and educational programming.

Key Learning Outcomes

  • Importance of equitable access to Holocaust teaching and learning resources
  • How to introduce the history of the Holocaust to students and also bridge the relevant histories of Spain and Latin America to support cultural competency goals
  • How to utilize primary and secondary sources to support a range of learning outcomes across disciplines
  • Where to find Spanish-language Holocaust teaching resources and educational programming for Spanish world language, multilingual, and translanguage educators and Spanish-speaking students

Learn more and register here.

Christina Chavarria, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Dr. Miriam Kassenoff, District Education Specialist for Holocaust Education with Miami-Dade County Public Schools; Child Holocaust Survivor

Laurie García, Senior Associate Director of Education, Holocaust Museum Houston

Kathy Tucker Carroll, Museum Educator; Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum

Thamar Lebron, Upper School History Teacher, Upper School Diversity Coordinator; Providence Day School; Charlotte, NC

For more information, please contact Christina Chavarria via e-mail.

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