Museum News

All Articles
22.11.2020    12:00

“Teaching the Holocaust in Context” – Seminars for teachers at the Galicia Jewish Museum

Since 2010 the Galicia Jewish Museum has been organizing seminars for teachers, entitled “Teaching the Holocaust in Context”, which have been attended by almost 500 teachers from Poland, Ukraine, and Belarus. The program of the basic seminar is, first and foremost, an introduction to Judaism, the history of Jews in Poland from the Middle Ages until today, antisemitism, and the Holocaust. During the advanced level seminar the participants focus on a deeper analysis of attitudes towards the Shoah, the consequences of the Holocaust, Jewish heritage and memory, and the contemporary meaning of teaching on the Holocaust.

The seminars (both levels) planned for summer 2020 were cancelled due to the pandemics and have been rescheduled to winter vacation, which will take place in the beginning of 2021. The seminars will take place on site, at the Galicia Jewish Museum on the following dates:
• the basic level seminar will take place from February 15th to 21st, 2021
• the advanced level seminar will take place from February 21st to 25th, 2021

Admission is free. The organizers cover the costs of accommodation and food. The participants cover only the costs of travel to and from Krakow.

In case of new regulations and limitations due to the Covid-19 pandemics, which would prevent us from organizing the seminars on site, the program will be modified and realized in its limited version online according to the same schedule.

The basic seminar is aimed at professionally active teachers who did not participate in such a training before but would wish to acquire knowledge, skills, and educational materials which would allow them to introduce the themes of the history and culture of Polish Jews, and the history of the Holocaust during their classes as well as to conduct projects related to local Jewish heritage and its commemoration together with their students.

The advanced seminar is aimed at professionally active teachers who already participated in the basic level seminar “Teaching the Holocaust in Context” at the Galicia Jewish Museum, or participated in similar seminars or training at other institutions, but wish to broaden their knowledge and lead new projects.

Registration to both seminars and a framework program of the seminars will be announced in October 2020. The basic seminar has a limit of 30 places, while the advanced seminar has a limit of 20 places. Being admitted to the seminar is based on the order of receiving applications and their content, e.g. description of why you want to participate in the seminar, or the ideas for how to use the gained knowledge in your work with the students. The applications will be received via online form only. The link will be provided in October.

We encourage you to visit our website and the Facebook pages of the Galicia Jewish Museum and the Galicia Jewish Museum Education Department.

The seminars “Teaching the Holocaust in Context” is financed by Claims Conference.