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Teaching About Genocide & Human Rights: Virtual Summer Institute 2022

Ended Jul 21, 2022

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Full course description

Register for this institute on the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center website at: 


During this four-day virtual seminar, teachers will begin an investigation into case studies of the genocides against Native Americans, the Maya in Guatemala, the Rohingya, and the Uyghurs. The course will include multi-media presentations, guest speakers, and will draw interdisciplinary connections that align with Illinois and national standards. Educators will be equipped to return to their classrooms with a deeper understanding of the origins of genocide, risk factors, and the historical background of the specific genocides. Participants will leave with rich pedagogical resources that will enable them 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. Session topics include: The Native American Genocide, The Guatemalan Genocide, Genocide against the Rohingya and Uyghurs

A limited number of tuition and/or travel scholarships also available. Apply at:

Course Dates: 7/18/2022, 7/19/2022, 7/20/2022, 7/21/2022

Time: 9:00 AM-3:00 PM