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Educator Workshop

CANDLES Summer 2020 Online Educator Workshop

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Choices Matter: Complicity and Action During the Holocaust

Facilitated by Echoes & Reflections
Sponsored by CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Education Center

Why watch this program?

An examination of the range of choices and decisions made by individuals, communities, and nations during the Holocaust is a powerful lens through which to study this period of history. This approach encourages deep critical thinking and analysis, and also serves as a catalyst to compel students to work toward making change in their own lives and the larger society.

This learning opportunity examines the consequences of inaction and highlights the courage and difficult choices of those who rescued and resisted during the Holocaust. This program will take a special approach analyzing the life of Eva Mozes Kor and the decisions that shaped her life. Educators will gain the tools to support students to implement an action-oriented project influenced by the lessons of this history.

Program Goals:

Through this program, educators will:

1. Understand how bystander and upstander roles manifested themselves during the Holocaust, on an individual, civic, community, and national level.

2. Access tools and resources that teach about the Holocaust through the lens of choices and acts of complicity, while inspiring students to seek change.

3. Explore the motivations of groups and individuals to better understand how one can shift from a bystander role to an upstander role.

4. Connect case studies including the life of Eva Mozes Kor on choices and complicity during the Holocaust to today and foster positive student action in their schools and communities.

Educators will receive 5 PGP points for participation in the workshop.

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