For 7th-12th Grade Educators

Monday – Friday, July 12 – 16, 2021
9:00 AM-3:00 PM CST

Participants also will attend a virtual evening lecture on July 13, from 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m

Through this introductory institute, teachers will begin an investigation into the history of the Holocaust (1933-1945). During this intensive, five-day virtual seminar, participants will become familiar with the content area, literacy-based teaching methods, and resources to teach Holocaust history to their students. The course will include primary source readings, use of historical documents, multimedia presentations, guest speakers, and will draw interdisciplinary connections that align with state and national standards.

Educators will leave a with deeper knowledge of the Holocaust and rich pedagogical resources. The program will enable educators to investigate with their students the ramifications of prejudice, racism, and indifference, and the role of the individual in nurturing and protecting democratic values and human rights.



Estelle Glaser Laughlin
Dr. Jake Newsome
Estelle Glaser Laughlin is a Holocaust Survivor and the author of Transcending Darkness: A Girl’s Journey Out of the Holocaust
Session: Paragraph 175: The Nazi Persecution of Homosexuals

Dr. Jake Newsome is a scholar of German and American LGBTQ history and Manager of Civic Learning for Campus Communities, a new program in development at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Dr. Robert Williams
Christina Chavarria
Session: Teaching Contemporary Antisemitism

Dr. Robert Williams is chair of the Committee on Antisemitism and Holocaust Denial at the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance, Deputy Director for International Affairs at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Session: Refuge in Latin America

Christina Chavarría is a Program Coordinator in the Levine Institute for Holocaust Education at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

John Q. Barrett
Session: Remembering the Nuremberg Trials

John Q. Barrett is the
Professor of Law at St. John’s University, Board member & Fellow at the Robert H. Jackson Center, as well as biographer of U.S. Attorney General and U.S. Supreme Court Justice Jackson, who served as U.S. Chief Prosecutor at Nuremberg.  



Applications must be received no later than Monday, June 7, 2021 for consideration. Apply early!

Full or partial financial assistance for tuition will be available for teachers with demonstrated need. Please fill out the Summer Institute application before applying for financial assistance.
Click here for financial assistance application.

Graduate Credit will be available through National Louis University for an additional fee.

26 CPDUs/Clock Hours
2 CPS Lane Placement Credits
Classroom Materials and Resources

Email: | Phone: 847.967.4853

This educator training is supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
Additional funding for Summer Institute from Polk Bros. Foundation and the Segal Family Foundation.

Education Services are supported with generous grants from: Paul M. Angell Family Foundation; Bank of America; The Bill Bass Foundation; Dr. Scholl Foundation; Leah Gutman Education Fund; Max and Sunny Howard Memorial Foundation; Niles Township Government; PNC; Regions Bank; Charles & M.R. Shapiro Foundation; State Farm; Steans Family Foundation; Women’s Leadership Committee of the Illinois Holocaust Museum.

Additional endowment support is provided by: The Mayor Richard M. and Maggie C. Daley Education Fund; The Harvey L. Miller Family Foundation Program Endowment Fund; Moselle Mintz Schwartz Education Fund; Barney & Anita Sidler Educational Endowment; Teachers Educational Endowment Fund.


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