2016 Teaching the Holocaust and Genocide from a Global Perspective

Thursday, May 5, 2016

8:30AM – 5:00PM
Thomas J. Dodd Research Center
University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT



Zehavit Gross UConn 2015

Workshop is free of charge and open to enrollment by pre-service and in-service teachers of all grades and content areas.  Workshop examples and tools will be most appropriate to Language Arts and Social Studies teachers at the middle and high school level.

As part of its initiative to promote Human Rights Education in Connecticut classrooms, the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center has partnered with the UNESCO Chair & Institute of Comparative Human Rights to provide participants with expert guidance along with lesson resources and materials necessary to teaching the Holocaust and genocide from a global perspective.

Dodd Center Genocide Workshop 2015 2Guided by international experts, this workshop will provide participants the opportunity to explore new theories, resources, and approaches for the classroom for teaching the Holocaust and genocide from a global perspective.  Featuring engaging presentations, two hands-on, break-out workshops, and a public keynote lecture, the day will be an inspirational, informative, and practical experience for educators. Outcomes for participants will include new capacity for curriculum design appropriate for a variety of grades and content areas, access to resources and materials for use in the classroom, and ongoing support for professional development in human rights education through the Dodd Center.

Proposed Schedule (subject to change)


Registration and Breakfast




Moral Legacies: Holocaust and Human Rights Education in Comparative Perspective (Germany, Israel, USA)

Prof. Sebastian Wogenstein, Department of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages, UConn


The Future of Holocaust Education as the Witnesses Fall Silent

Prof. Zehavit Gross, UNESCO Chair of Human Rights, Democracy, Peace, Tolerance and International Understaning, Bar Ilan University School of Education, Ramat Gan, Israel


Concurrent Workshop Session 1

Group A – What’s Up with the Dove of Peace? Holocaust Education and Peace Education
Facilitated by Zehavit Gross

Group B – Cultivating Cosmopolitan Sensibilities: Lessons from Global Genocide Education
Facilitated by Nela Navarro


Lunch Break


Concurrent Workshop Session 2

Group A – Nela Navarro
Group B – Zehavit Gross


“Struggling with the Holocaust: History, Memory, and Unique Universal Dilemmas in Teaching the Holocaust”
Public Keynote Address – Tribute to Simon Konover

Dr. Shalmi Barmore
Holocaust Historian and Educator


Public Reception


Dodd Center Genocide Workshop 2015

Presenters Include:

Dr. Shalmi Barmore, Holocaust Historian and Educator

Professor Zehavit Gross, UNESCO Chair-holder, Education for Human Values, Tolerance and Peace, Bar-Ilan University, Israel

Ms. Nela Navarro, Director of Education & Lecturer, Center for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights, UNESCO Chair in Genocide Prevention, Rutgers University, USA

Professor Sebastian Wogenstein, Associate Professor of German, Department of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages, University of Connecticut, USA



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