ews carrying their possessions during deportation to the Chelmno killing center. Most of the people seen here had previously been deported to Lodz from central Europe. Lodz, Poland, January–April 1942. United States Holocaust Memorial Museum archives

Teaching the Holocaust: 
Core Lessons for the Classroom

One-day teacher workshop
Thursday, November 14 | 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Northwestern College, Orange City IA
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Cost: FREE |  lunch included 
Credit available: 1 License Renewal credit $50 | 1 Graduate credit $150    

The one-day teacher workshop is offered free of charge by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Attendees will also receive a teacher kit filled with teaching resources including books, assignments, worksheets, and activities to implement in any middle/high school classroom. The Museum promotes the responsible teaching of the Holocaust through a variety of resources and programs to help the nation’s educators increase their knowledge of Holocaust history and implement sound teaching strategies. Education outreach programs provide teachers with quality Holocaust education, incorporating accurate history, appropriate pedagogy, classroom strategies, and teaching resources. 

This Teaching the Holocaust Workshop is made possible by a generous gift from the Arthur and Rochelle Belfer Foundation. 

Workshop Goals

  1. To offer professors of teacher methodology strategies for teaching pre-service teachers best practices in integrating Holocaust education into their future classrooms with USHMM Guidelines for Teaching about the Holocaust.
  2. To provide current teachers with techniques and resources for teaching the Holocaust and genocide studies.
  3. To present hands-on strategies for coordinating English and Social Studies Holocaust units.
  4. To equip pre-service teachers with the knowledge and resources to enter the classroom and teach about how and why the Holocaust occurred in an effective manner.

Jaime Danen, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Teacher Fellow

Limited enrollment, early registration is encouraged. 

Register online    

The registration deadline is November 11th.  
Please contact  online@nwciowa.edu or 712-707-7388 with any questions about registration. 

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

The Holocaust Teacher Workshop is offered by Northwestern College's Education and Graduate School & Adult Learning departments in partnership with the Levine Family Institute for Holocaust Education, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. 



Setting the Stage
8:30 a.m.
9:00 a.m.
Path to Nazi Genocide  
9:30 a.m. 
Antisemitism Lesson 
10:00 a.m. 
The Guidelines and Photo activity
11:00 a.m. 
11:15 a.m. 
The Question of Rationale
11:45 a.m.
Survivor Testimony
12:30 p.m.
Putting it Together
1:00 p.m.
Canvassing for General Questions from the morning session
1:15 p.m.
Timeline Activity
2:00 p.m.
Path to Nazi Genocide
2:30 p.m. Break
2:45 p.m.
Americans and the Holocaust Lesson
3:30 - 4:00 p.m.
Wrapping Things Up