Educators: Local Educators Workshop and The Gedalyah Engel Education Award
Workshop for Educators
Monday, April 24, 4:30PM - 8:00 PM
Purdue University, Lawson Hall, Room 1142
The Lawson Hall is located at 305 N. University Street. Campus parking is located in the parking garage adjacent to Lawson Hall.
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Registration Now Available (see below)
Exploring the Treatment of Refugees through Primary Sources
Dr. Elizabeth R. Osborn, IU Center on Representative Government
Syrian refugees arrive on the shores of Lesvos island
Teachers in upper elementary through high school will learn to use primary source materials with students to explore issues related to human rights and refugees.
- Explore primary source documents that deal with human rights issues at the turn of the 20th Century
- Work with primary sources such as photographs and newspaper accounts related to the refugee ship The St. Louis (which was turned away from Cuba and the United States filled with Jewish passengers seeking asylum from Nazi persecution in 1939)
- Make connections to current refugee situations; for example, Syrian asylum seekers
- Learn effective analysis and questioning techniques to help your students use primary source materials and meet Indiana Content Area Literacy Standards
Certificates for 3 PGP points will be available to participants to submit to their districts. District policies differ. Please ask your administrator if this workshop qualifies.
Participation is free of charge and a light dinner will be provided complements of Subway.
Or, email Anne Murphy-Kline at the Ackerman Center for Democratic Citizenship at Purdue University, (amurphyk at purdue dot edu). Please indicate your meal preference (vegetarian or non) and your interest in receiving a PGP certificate.
Space is limited, so register early and please forward this information to interested educators.
The workshop is funded by the Ackerman Center for Democratic Citizenship at Purdue University.
Dinner provided by Subway, Bauer Inc.
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Gedalyah Engel Education Award 2016 Recipients
The Greater Lafayette Holocaust Remembrance Committee is proud to announce the recipients of the 2016 Gedalyah Engel Education Award:
Jerilyn Smith (Sunny Side Intermediate School):
Funds used to publish and distribute a book for students in Tippecanoe County middle and high schools based on her knowledge of “The Great Devouring: Romani (Gypsies) of the Holocaust .”
Kyle Harris (Battle Ground Middle School ):
Funds for the urchase of books to prepare his 7th grade students for a field trip to three major religious centers : Hillel International, the Islamic Society of Greater Lafayette, St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church.
Fawn McTagertt (McCutcheon High School):
Funds for travel expenses to Washington DC to take part in the Belfer Conference at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.
Dawn Sargent (Sunnyside Intermediate School):
Funds for the purchase of realistic fiction and non-fiction books for her students for an interdisciplinary unit on the history of the Holocaust and WWII.
Denise Walker (Southwestern Middle School):
Funds a collaborative effort between Southwestern Middle School and Mintonye Elementary School where students will discuss and create thier own stories regarding bullying.
Gedalyah Engel Education Award 2017 Application Process
Educators interested in applying for an Engel Award should contact Sarah Powley, Co-Chair of the GLHRC (spowley at tsc.k12.in.us).
Applications will be due January 27, 2017.
The Gedalyah Engel Education Award has been established by the GLHRC to support endeavors by local educators to educate and inspire their students to recognize discrimination, to stand up for minority groups and other vulnerable populations, and to speak out against manifestations of present-day hatred and prejudice.
The GLHRC will award annually a total of $2000 to educators who are actively teaching in schools in Indiana ASP District 4 (Benton, Warren, Fountain, Montgomery, Tippecanoe, White, Carroll, Cass, and Clinton counties) who submit successful proposals in one of the following categories:
- Teacher Learning (e.g., an online or on campus course in Jewish Studies or Holocaust education, a travel opportunity to learn about the Holocaust) Educators applying in this category must indicate how their learning will benefit students.
- Classroom Projects (e.g., a student-produced collection of oral histories)
- School-wide Projects (e.g., a school visit by an outside speaker or an interdisciplinary endeavor)
- Student Travel (e.g., a field trip to a Holocaust museum as part of a unit on the Holocaust or a culminating activity to a unit of study)
- Education Outreach (e.g., a service learning project)
Successful proposals will address issues related to genocide, discrimination, bullying, human rights, the Holocaust itself or “lessons to be learned from the Holocaust” with clearly outlined activities and specific student outcomes.