Teaching Holocaust Through Children's Literature

Although students might have been exposed to the Holocaust in their secular school environment, we have the opportunity to enhance the Jewish viewpoint and focus on it in more detail. In this course, you will learn how to utilize literature in your quest to introduce the Holocaust in meaningful and appropriate ways. 

There is an extraordinary array of Holocaust literature that is appropriate for children in a myriad of contexts, including the short amounts of time allotted in most supplementary schools. Considering specific short stories and books, we will explore the guiding concepts, genres and tools that you need in order to select appropriate and compelling Holocaust literature to share with your students. Together we will identify appropriate language and themes for different age groups that will ultimately serve as criteria for selecting the best books for your class. 

This course is appropriate for anyone teaching the Holocaust to children.


Semester Information: 
Course begins February 20, 2018 and will be four weeks long.