Holocaust Educators Present at NWP in Orlando

Set against a backdrop of Cinderella’s Castle, bright sunshine, and swaying palm trees, my experience was magical.  In November 2010, I presented at the National Writing Project Annual Meeting at sunny Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida. I was a part of the Holocaust Educator’s Network presentation group. I…

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“There is No Future Without Memory: Exploring the Holocaust and Social Justice”

Teaching the Holocaust is a challenge for any teacher. How should a teacher engage students with difficult material such as hatred, prejudice, and state-sanctioned genocide? What role does writing have in moving students toward inquiry, empathy, and action? How do we help students with the trauma that threatens them in…

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Reading, Writing, and Teaching the Holocaust: Cultivating the Humanitarian Hope Amidst Tales of Catastrophe

In July, McCool Junction teacher Danielle Friesen-Bethune was selected as one of 20 Rural Sites Network teachers to participate in the Memorial Library Summer Seminar on Holocaust Education in New York City: “Reading, Writing, and Teaching the Holocaust.” The seminar, led by New York City Writing Project co-founder Sondra Perl…

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