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Teacher Workshop: Teaching With Stories – Romania
Thursday, October 14, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location: ZOOM Online
When Hungary joined the Axis alliance in 1940, they were given the Northern Transylvania region of Romania as a reward for siding with Germany. The Jews of Transylvanian were soon subjected to Hungary’s anti-Jewish regulations. Four years later, as they seemed to be losing the war, the Nazis occupied Hungary and focused their efforts on the last major Jewish deportations of the war.
Explore this history through the lives of three survivors who lived within 75 miles of each other in Transylvania:
- Max Steinmetz, born 1925, Târgu Lăpuș, Romania
- Martin Aaron, born 1927, Săpînţa, Romania
- Elie Wiesel, born 1928, Sighet, Romania
– Explore historical context and its impact on individual lives.
– Learn to teach the history of the Holocaust using survivor stories.
– Examine Holocaust literature to broaden your teaching.
There will be a small homework assignment before the workshop.
9:00-10:00 Session I: Timeline after Invasion of Soviet Union
10:30-11:30 Session II: Martin Aaron
12:30-1:30 Session III: Max Steinmetz, Determined to Survive
2:00-3:00 Session IV: Elie Wiesel, Night
Logan Greene, Teacher / Berry Middle School
Amy McDonald, AHEC Education Consultant and Teacher/Shades Valley High School
Ann Mollengarden, AHEC Education Director
– FREE. Online registration required. (Maximum participants, 40)
– Open to Alabama teachers in grades 6-12.
– Facilitated by AHEC educators.
– Teachers must attend all 4 online sessions & complete a post-workshop evaluation to be eligible for the following:
- Substitute reimbursement paid up to $80/day
- Four (4) hours of CEU credit
- Two (2) texts will be provided:
Determined to Survive: A Story of Survival and One Teacher’s Passion to Bring that Story to Life
by Amy McDonald and Max Steinmetz
Night by Elie Wiesel