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Teacher Cadre: The Importance of Teaching Holocaust Literature to Middle and High School Students

September 9, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Dr. Sterling will explore why it is important to teach Holocaust literature (including drama and fiction) to middle and high school students, as well as methods of teaching the literature effectively.  He will discuss personal connections, empathy, teaching strategies, ways of creating meaningful discussions, and various Holocaust literary works that students like and that function effectively in the classroom.

Eric Sterling is Distinguished Teaching Professor of English at Auburn University at Montgomery, where he has taught for the past 27 years. He teaches various English classes, including Holocaust literature. He has published widely on the Holocaust, including the book Life in the Ghettos during the Holocaust (Syracuse University Press). His mother was born in Nazi Germany and taken away from her family by Nazi soldiers, and his grandfather was imprisoned in Buchenwald.


1.5 Hours of CEU credits available for teachers.
Open to the General Public as well.


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September 9, 2021
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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ZOOM Online


Alabama Holocaust Education Center
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