A Multi-Generational Approach to Holocaust and Social Justice Education

Date: July 28-Aug 2, 2019
Location: Milwaukee (Fox Point), Wisconsin

The Wisconsin satellite seminar is designed for teachers who seek to deepen their content knowledge and explore best practices in Holocaust education. Held at Congregation Shalom in Fox Point, WI, a suburb of Milwaukee, the seminar includes a visit to the Illinois Holocaust Memorial Museum and Education Center in Skokie, Illinois and the Milwaukee Jewish Museum. Participants hear testimony from two survivors and attend presentations by experts in Jewish history, as well as learn about contemporary Jewish life. Assuming the roles of both teachers and learners, participants acquire multiple teaching strategies and a variety of resources to apply in their classrooms. The seminar’s deep content is processed through inquiry-based reflective writing and the development of action plans educators can apply in their classrooms, schools and communities.

Have questions about this program? Email Lori Menning holalori2010@gmail.com

Leaders

  • Scott Lone

    Scott Lone, a public school teacher for 22 years, currently teaches at West Bend East High School. He has included Holocaust and social justice education in his classroom throughout his career, but began to focus on engaging his students in Holocaust research seven years ago. Scott is a 2014 Memorial Library Fellow, and has also completed the Holocaust and Jewish Resistance Teacher Program (HAJRTP).  He is also a Teacher Fellow of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC. Scott has traveled to Israel to study at Yad Vashem and spent time in Poland and Germany, visiting Holocaust memorial sites and walking the sacred grounds of concentration and death camps. He was part of TOLI’s  Transnational Experiences and Reflections on Historical-Political Education/Holocaust Education in the Classroom  in Innsbruck, Austria in 2018.  Scott is a past recipient of Wisconsin’s GSA for Safe Schools Educator of the Year Award.
  • Lori Menning

    Lori Menning is an English Learner (EL), Bilingual/Bicultural Consultant for CESA 6 in Oshkosh. She has 20 years experience in education with the last 16 years at New London Middle and High School where she was the secondary EL/Bilingual Teacher and District EL/Bilingual Coordinator. Lori is a 2011 Memorial Library Fellow and a past participant in the Charlotte and Jacques Wolf Educators’ Conference on Echoes and Reflections. Lori has extensive experience teaching lessons and leading projects that focus on social justice and Holocaust education. She and her students recently participated in the national Adopt a Survivor program, and continue the relationship they established with a local Holocaust survivor. Lori leads workshops and presentations at regional, state and national conferences, teaching best practices and strategies for working with ELs.

Contact

For more information about The Olga Lengyel Institute for Holocaust Studies and Human Rights (TOLI), please contact info@tolinstitute.org

TOLI is located at 58 East 79th Street in Manhattan. (get directions)