Bearing Witness to Humanity: Exploring a Curriculum of Civic Responsibility in the Shadow of the Holocaust

A Summer Workshop for K-12 educators.

The Bearing Witness Summer Institute will give Ohio teachers a variety of pedagogical skills and methods to approach the teaching of the Holocaust in grades 6-12. Participants will engage an enriched exploration of the Holocaust as seen through the lens of local Holocaust survivors and will have opportunities to develop their own curriculum around the Holocaust and civic responsibility in local communities. Teachers (grades 6-12), University instructors, and pre-service teachers are eligible to enroll. Registration is limited to the first 24 people.

This program is presented with support from the Ohio Humanities, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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1) Send an email of intent to

2) Complete this BGSU Graduate Non-Degree Application form. (This will give you a BGSU ID# and email account.) CLICK HERE to download form.

3) Submit form to BGSU: 1- scan and email to  OR 2- print and fax to 419-372-9486, attn: Wendy Vaughan.

4) We will then register you for the course.

5) Once you receive confirmation that you are registered, check your BGSU email and look for an email from the BGSU Bursar. Be sure that you are being billed for only ONE graduate credit plus BGSU general and course fees. You may also be billed for some green and legal fees. You must complete an appeal with  Registration and Records if you want those waived.

Enrollment in the Bearing Witness Summer Institute at Bowling Green State University is required. Students are required to pay for one graduate level credit but will receive three credits due to funding through the Ohio Humanities Council and Bowling Green State University.

"Funding for this program was made possible in part by the Ohio Humanities Council with support by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in the program do not necessarily reflect those of the National Endowment for the Humanities, or of the Ohio Humanities Council."

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