Grappling with Genocide
Fostering Empathy and Engagement through Text and Image
NEH Summer Institute for Educators of Grades 6-12
This two-week NEH institute for educators (grades 6-12) connects best practices in genocide education with contemporary global conflicts through the power of narrative.
Sessions will address Native American erasure, the Holocaust, the plight of the Rohingya, and the Yazidi genocide under ISIS.
Participants will visit Tree of Life synagogue and the City of Asylum in Pittsburgh, meeting with local leaders to discuss opportunities for dialogue.
By exploring pedagogical tools like the Narrative 4 story-exchange methodology and the Question Mark/er Project, participants will leave the institute equipped to bring complex issues to their classrooms via text, image, and encounter.
Miami Holocaust Memorial designed by architect Kenneth Treister and completed in 1990. Photo from the Library of Congress.
Depending on public health guidelines related to COVID-19, plans for a residential offering are subject to change.