New Mexico Human Rights Projects is proud to host an Echoes and Reflections professional development training program for middle and high school teachers who want to incorporate Holocaust education into their curriculum. A joint program of the Anti-Defamation League, USC Shoah Foundation and Yad Vashem, Echoes and Reflections prepares teachers to teach the complex history of the Holocaust in a way that stimulates engagement, critical thinking and personal understanding among students. Through this comprehensive program, teachers help students gain relevant insight into how to examine human dilemmas and social challenges, and determine their roles and responsibilities in the world around them.
Teachers attending the training will receive a Teacher’s Resource Guide, access to an extensive array of visual history testimonies, and unlimited use of supplementary multimedia resources and supportive tools from the expansive Echoes and Reflections website.
Date: Saturday, March 28, 2015
Location: Grand Canyon University, 6700 Jefferson NE, Building D, Suite D-2, Albuquerque, NM 87109
Free parking in front of building
Time: 9am – 3:30pm
Cost: $30 – includes resource materials, continental breakfast, and lunch
FILM opportunity – BRING YOUR STUDENTS
In conjunction with the Holocaust training the Placitas Holocaust Remembrance and Genocide Awareness Group will show the 85-min award-winning documentary film Defiant Requiem. The film illuminates the untold story of brave acts of resistance through musicial expression by Jewish prisoners of Terezin, a WWII Czech Republic concentration camp and prison. The documentary highlights the story of Rafael Schächter, a young Czech opera-choral conductor who inspired these acts of resistance when he recruited and taught 150 prisoners Verdi’s Requiem in a dank cellar following the grueling days of forced labor that were the hallmarks of concentration camp life.
Date: Sunday, March 29, 2015
Time: 1:30pm – 4pm
Location: Placitas Community Library, 453 Hwy 165, Placitas, NM 87043
(4+miles east of I-25, Exit 242)
Cost: FREE – for additional information call 379-3846
Registration has ended for this event.