The Rhode Island Holocaust-Genocide Education Committee is sponsoring a Holocaust and Genocide Education Expo at the Warwick Mall’s Center Court on April 8, in recognition of April being Holocaust and Genocide Awareness Month.
The expo will provide information and curriculum resources to enhance teacher instruction on the Holocaust and genocides.
Rhode Island educators who have been successfully offering instruction on the Holocaust and genocides will be exhibiting, along with some of their students. They will provide information on best practices, course benefits and their experiences.
Beginning with this school year, all Rhode Island public middle and high schools are required to provide instruction on the Holocaust and genocides. It is expected that students will learn the root causes and how to discuss the ramifications of these atrocities in hopes of preventing them from ever happening again.
Exhibitors scheduled to attend include The Genocide Education Project, the Sandra Bornstein Holocaust Education Center, Echoes and Reflection, the Choices Program at Brown University and the USC Shoah Foundation. Material will be available from the Anti-Defamation League and the Near East Relief Foundation. In addition, educators Steve Flynn and Claudia Traub, will be on hand to discuss their lessons on the Holocaust and genocides.
The Holocaust and Genocide Education Expo, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on April 8, is open to teachers, students and the general public.
The R.I. Holocaust-Genocide Education Committee is working with the Rhode Island Department of Education and other educational institutions in the state to develop strong curriculum materials to assist educators in instruction of the Holocaust and genocides. It has provided the department with material that is currently being developed on the RIDE website and will be available soon.
In addition, the committee has created professional development training and supplements to help educators better understand and teach about the Holocaust and genocides. It also has partnered with several local authorities on these topics, including the Sandra Bornstein Holocaust Education Center and The Genocide Education Project, R.I. Branch.
For more information contact Barbara Wahlberg at firstname.lastname@example.org or Pauline Getzoyan at email@example.com.
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Rhode Island Holocaust-Genocide Education Committee