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Summer Teacher Institute

Holocaust and Comparative Genocide Teacher Institute

"Forgetfulness is no solution." - Elie Weisel, President's Commission on the Holocaust (1979)

This institute was specifically designed for educators seeking to shed light on the teaching of important human rights lessons for those currently teaching or planning to teach the Holocaust and comparative genocide through contemporary methods for 21st century learners.

Program was designed and developed for teachers by nationally recognized social studies educators: Dr. Mary E. Haas & Dr. Robert A. Waterson

Program Highlights:

  • Four days of expert instruction on the beautiful campus of West Virginia University
  • Professional examples of curriculum designs for instruction
  • Current and relevant texts and reading materials
  • Opportunities to engage in developing professional classroom lessons
  • Full use of state of the art technology labs for developing 21st century teaching strategies
  • Participation in forming a community of scholar-teachers
  • Ample opportunity for discussion, analysis, and deliberation of critical issues regarding the Holocaust and comparative genocide
  • Two full days to explore, examine, and engage scholars at the museum. United States Holocaust Memorial Museum one of the worlds leading scholarly centers for the study of the Holocaust.

summer teacher participants

Summer Teacher Institute Participants, 2009

This Teacher Institute was completed in 2009. We are currently unsure as to when the next Summer Teacher Institute program will occur. However, if you are interested in being contacted when the next program becomes available to participants, please contact: Dr. Robert A. Waterson at or call 304-293-3849