FREE Workshop – Witnessing the Witness: Teaching the Holocaust in North Carolina

March 4-5, 2016
Chapel Hill Public Library

“Witnessing the Witnesses: Teaching the Holocaust in North Carolina” will diversify participant understanding of Holocaust history, providing them with skills to help their students think deeply about the lives and experiences of individuals, and the ways various people acted or did not act. The Holocaust was not inevitable, and teachers can help students learn from this horrible history in active and engaged ways that not only highlight modern day connections, but also inspire students to counter hate, intolerance, and apathy. As Joshua Bolten said of society today, “…we summon the strength to meet our solemn pledge: Never again. Not in our moment of history and responsibility.”


  • 1.8 Renewal Credits (includes completion of pre-readings)
  • Access to Holocaust survivors, 2Gs (children of survivors), and historical and legal experts
  • Lesson plans, teaching ideas, and pedagogical training
  • Breakfast, lunch & snacks on March 4-5; dinner on March 4
  • Single occupancy hotel accommodations can be requested for Friday night for participants residingmore than 90 round-trip miles from the Chapel Hill Public Library.  Additionally, participants residing more than 300 round trip miles from the Chapel Hill Public Library can request a single-occupancy room for Thursday evening as well.
    • If you do not meet the mileage requirements but have special circumstances for which you would like to request a room, you can inquire by contacting Paul Bonnici
  • Substitute scholarships are available for teachers whose schools who lack substitute funding. To request a substitute, you must submit a request from your principal for the substitute teacher scholarship (via e-mail or fax.) Upon notification of acceptance to the training, you will also receive notification of scholarship award. Teachers are eligible for up to two substitute scholarships per calendar year.

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