CANCELLED: Creating Context for Teaching Night (Course # 20DIV0513)

Date(s): 10/20/2020 
Time: 4:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Registration open through 10/15/2020 11:59 PM EST


50 seats currently available.



The registration period has closed for this event.


Course Description

Learn how to prepare students to read and understand Night within the larger historical framework of the Holocaust.

Examine Jewish life in Eastern Europe to provide cultural context for Night.
Examine the history of antisemitism to provide context before students read Night.

Discuss and identify themes, life lessons and the current relevance of Night.

Explore the use of multimedia assets including using visual history testimonies and other primary sources and materials to support the effective teaching of Night.

This training will be virtual. A link to the training will be sent to participants.


John Farris is an Education Specialist at the Holocaust Memorial Center Zekelman Family Campus, where he supports Michigan teachers with curriculum and training in Holocaust education. Before he joined the HMC in July of 2018, John spent ten years as a teacher in grades 7-12. John is a 2015 United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Teacher Fellow. He participated in the Olga Lengyel Institute for Holocaust Studies and Human Rights (TOLI) first-ever bi-national Holocaust education seminar in Innsbruck, Austria in 2016. John has a BS from the University of Texas at Austin, and an MA in the Teaching of History from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He was trained by the Anti-Defamation League, Yad Vashem and the USC Shoah Foundation as a trainer for Echoes and Reflections and iWitness programs.

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Course Cost

Free Course

Credit Information

Course: Hours - 3.25

SCECHs- 3.25