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Teaching What Really Happened: The Holocaust

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CPE Course #20120319

Upcoming Session Dates

October 13, 2020 – December 13, 2020

Registration deadline for this session is October 6, 2020. Payment must be received in the CIU 10 office on or before October 6, 2020. Late fee of $15.00 will be charged for payments received after October 6, 2020.

April 7, 2021 – June 7, 2021

Registration deadline for this session is March 31, 2021. Payment must be received in the CIU 10 office on or before March 31, 2021. Late fee of $15.00 will be charged for payments received after March 31, 2021.

Course Description:This course is an online Moodle Course.  There are readings, video and written responses.  There is a pre-assessment as well as a post assessment included.  The goal of the course is for each participant to display that they have identified, discovered and learned new and important information regarding the Shoa and the Nazi Atrocities against 6 million Jews and 6 million other victims as well. Video and web resources will be necessary for lessons.  Because technology and links change, various titles will be used.  The participants will be required to read two books: Night by Elie Wiesel; Mila 18 by Leon Uris; and a text book titled: A History of the Holocaust by Yehuda Bauer. This course is designed for classroom teachers who teach Social Studies or History (especially grades 3-12, but open to K-12). This course will cover major themes of the Holocaust. The goals of this course are to teach students the causes and effects of the Holocaust so that they can analyze and evaluate History in a clear manner.   This course, which lasts approximately 60 days, will be completed strictly online using the Moodle platform. The instructor for this course is Joshua Stein with Stein Business. Pending receipt of payment, participants will receive an email from Stein Business containing their log-on information the night before the course begins. Participants who successfully complete all requirements of this course will earn Three (3) PDE Graduate Level Credits, equal to 90 Act 48 Hours. 
Participants will be able to:

  • assess the accuracy of their personal knowledge.
  • describe and explain how the Holocaust is the extreme outcome of institutionalized prejudice, anti-Semitism and racism.
  • describe and explain the processes that culminated in genocide – from isolation to the “Final Solution”.
  • explain that propaganda and politics can lead to extreme actions.
  • compare the Holocaust and other incidents of genocide.
  • describe the legacy of the Holocaust.
  • identify the historic events leading up to the Holocaust.

Graduate Level Requirement

Act 48 requires 42 hours of instruction plus 48 hours of out-of-class activity including a course project. Participants’ out-of-class assignments include but are not limited to:

  • reading assignments
  • watching Schindler’s List
  • writing a summative essay as well as other activities.