Education and Outreach
Teacher training is an essential part of the Holocaust Resource Center’s mission, because it provides educators with the knowledge and skill they need to bring the values of respect, understanding and empowerment to life in the classroom.
We achieve this through high school, undergraduate and graduate courses, workshops and community outreach. The Center also administers the Holocaust, Genocide and Modern Humanity (ID-1800) course for high school students, and the tuition-free Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Teaching the Holocaust and Prejudice Reduction.
Thousands of students and teachers have benefited from these initiatives.
The HRC’s success in developing and implementing training programs over the course of nearly four decades has established it as a regional leader in promoting awareness and education about the Holocaust. Much of this success is contributed to lasting partnerships with organizations such as History Unfolded: U.S. Newspapers and the Holocaust, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, the Jewish Foundation for the Righteous, the Holocaust Council of Greater MetroWest, and Facing History and Ourselves.
Suggestions for educational materials.
Cara Thapa, a high school Holocaust & Genocide Studies teacher, facilitated a workshop on October 2, 2019 to New Jersey educators and Kean undergraduate students and adjunct professors on her new genocide prevention curriculum. This curriculum, which fosters "partners in prevention," was developed as part of a 2019 summer internship at the Holocaust Resource Center. To use this new resource in your classroom, click here.
Kean's Holocaust Resource Center has enhanced my own education which I have been able to bring into my classroom. As a lifelong learner and a teacher, the ability to attend free professional development is essential to my career.