Teachers interested in participating in the program should apply here by the April 15, 2016 deadline.
About the Jan Karski Institutet
The Certificate in Holocaust and Genocide Studies, designed for high school teachers, is a rigorous, non-degree program geared to the specific curricular and pedagogical needs of educators. The seven-day summer course is held on the campus of Georgetown University and will be taught by Georgetown faculty. Guest lecturers from think tanks, government and non-governmental agencies, as well as authors and independent scholars will enhance the learning experience. Participants will have access to Georgetown University’s libraries, as well as the numerous museums and cultural institutions in Washington, DC. Students will gain an understanding of the ways in which the Holocaust has shaped, and continues to impact, international relations and foreign policy. This focus reflects the strengths of Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service and its location in the nation’s capital.
Participants will leave with an in-depth understanding of the Holocaust and be prepared to teach the subject matter in a way that satisfies state requirements for public, private and parochial schools. Teachers will fulfill CEU requirements for Catholic dioceses and also for states with Holocaust education mandates. Teachers will be supplied with resources and become part of a network of educators equipped for a new era of Holocaust education. A Georgetown University certificate for CEU credits is awarded upon completion of the course.