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Teacher Training
Anne Frank: A History for Today

Thursday, Jan. 26 | Northwestern College

$25 Teacher Training Conference
$150 Graduate Credit or $95 Teacher License Renewal Credit (optional)

Vogel Community Room, DeWitt Learning Commons | Campus Map
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Sponsored by the Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect

The story of Anne Frank and her family is juxtaposed with world events before, during and after the rise to power of Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party. Learn from guest lecturer David Smith, Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect, and Northwestern College professors on integrating the history of the Holocaust into today's classroom teaching.

Teacher Training Schedule

8 to 8:30 a.m.  

Registration and Welcome 

8:30 a.m. to Noon

Lecture and interaction with exhibit
Presented by Kaitlin Meehan, Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect

Noon to 1 p.m.

Lunch is not provided

1 to 2:45 p.m. 

Common misperceptions and misunderstandings about the Holocaust
Presented by Michael Kugler, Northwestern College history professor

2:45 to 4 p.m.

Teachers and the Holocaust
Presented by Laura Heitritter, Northwestern College education professor


One graduate credit or one teaching license renewal credit is also available by attending the teacher training and completing additional credit requirements. Credit requirements will be available following the teacher training both online and through event opportunities including films, book discussions and lectures. At the end of the course, participants must submit a plan for how to implement Holocaust education into their own curriculum.

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Anne Frank: A History for Today Exhibit

Jan. 23 - March 3
Northwestern College's Dewitt Learning Commons
Opening Reception | Thursday, Jan. 26 | 7 p.m.

The exhibit will be open free to the public from Jan. 23 - March 3 on the first floor of the DeWitt Learning Commons. An opening reception is scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 26, at 7 p.m. in the Vogel Community Room. Refreshments will be provided. The exhibit introduces visitors to the events leading up to World War II and depicts individuals who chose to join the Nazi party, those who were bystanders, and those who resisted.