Training Program: 16-18 hours in total – 2 hours per session

The following is an outline of the Program Curriculum Binder for Educators:

SESSION I: SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AND HUMAN RIGHTS

  • Student Outcomes
  • Introduction to Session
  • Session Strategies
  • Introduction for students to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
  • Introduction for students to the study of the Holocaust
  • Defining Prejudice, Stereotype and Discrimination
  • The History of anti-Semitism
  • Recommended Reading

SESSION II: CANADA AND HUMAN RIGHTS

  • Student Outcomes
  • Introduction to Session
  • Session Strategies
  • Human Rights in Canada
  • The Immigrant Experience in Canada
  • Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms
  • Canadian Stories
  • Recommended Reading

SESSION III: THE SETTING OF THE HOLOCAUST

  • Student Outcomes
  • Introduction to Session
  • Session Strategies
  • The History of Europe and Germany 1871-1939
  • Nazi History and Theory
  • The Nazis in Power 1933-1939
  • Jews in Germany 1933-39

SESSION IV: THE HOLOCAUST IN OPERATION

  • Student Outcomes
  • Introduction to Session
  • Session Strategies
  • The Holocaust in Operation: The Systematic Nature of the Holocaust
  • Round-ups
  • Ghettos
  • Einsatzgruppen
  • Deportation on Cattle Cars
  • Concentration Camps: Work Camps, Transit Camps, Death Camps
  • Death Marches
  • Jewish Resistance
  • Non-Jewish Resistance
  • Resistance – an attempt to retain human dignity
  • Recommended Reading

SESSION V: LITERATURE OF THE HOLOCAUST

  • Student Outcomes
  • Introduction to Session
  • Session Strategies
  • Daniel’s Story by Carol Matas
  • Moral Dilemmas
  • Child of the Holocaust by Jack Kruper
  • Night by Elie Wiesel
  • Anne Frank: Life in Hiding by Johanna Hurwitz
  • Recommended Reading

SESSION VI: THE HOLOCAUST IN FILM

  • Student Outcomes
  • Introduction to Session
  • English Films
  • French Films

SESSION VII: THE WORLD’S REACTION: GLOBAL RESPONSIBILITY AND CITIZENSHIP

  • Student Outcomes
  • Introduction to Session
  • Session Strategies
  • Social Responsibility
  • The Allies: What They Knew and How They Reacted
  • Emigration/Immigration: Canada’s Role
  • Canada’s Immigration Policies
  • The S.S. St. Louis
  • The Reaction of Neutral Switzerland
  • The Axis Countries
  • The Role of the Church
  • Righteous Among the Nations
  • Recommended Readings

SESSION VIII: LEADERSHIP VALUES AND HUMAN RIGHTS

  • Student Outcomes
  • Introduction to Session
  • Session Strategies
  • A Brief Overview of Leadership
  • Honorary Citizens Named by Canada:: Raoul Wallenberg, Nelson Mandela, Tenzin Gyatso, Aung San Suu Kyi, Aga Khan IV, Malala Yousafzai
  • Canadian human rights defenders: Saul Hayes, Sara Corning, Nellie McClung, Mark Tewksbury, Craig Kielburger, Buffy Ste-Marie, Viola Desmond and Corrine Hunt
  • Defining Leadership Qualities
  • Personal Action Plan
  • Recommended Reading

SESSION IX: PREPARATION FOR WINNIPEG AND CMHR VISIT

  • Student Outcomes
  • Introduction to Session
  • Preparation for the CMHR Visit
  • CMHR Galleries
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