Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission Awareness - Education - Inspiration

Do Not Say They Cannot Hear Us: THGC Workshop on Teaching the Holocaust and Genocides-LUBBOCK

October 25, 2017
Location: Museum of Texas Tech University, Lubbock
Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

“Do Not Say They Cannot Hear Us”:
THGC Interdisciplinary Workshop on Teaching the Holocaust and Genocides


The Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission (THGC), a state agency, offers this free, one-day, live workshop to public and private school educators in social studies and/or English language arts for grades 5-12.  The workshop will introduce relevant TEKS; provide an overview of vocabularies and histories; explore contemporary issues in historiography, literary/artistic representation, and pedagogical approaches; and showcase resources with Texas connections.  Educators in attendance will be first to gain access to the THGC's free, password-protected digital library of filmic and textual materials.  This workshop also unveils a free educational app and website on Texas liberators of Nazi camps, which was designed with Texas students in mind.  Participants will gain information on those digital resources as well as take a tour of the accompaying museum exhibit, led by the Liberator Project's team leader, Dr. Aliza Wong, Associate Dean of the Honors College and Associate Professor of History at Texas Tech.

The workshop will be facilitated by J.E. Wolfson, the THGC's Education Coordinator.  A teacher holding Texas certification, he has experience teaching elementary, middle, high school, and college-level courses.  Mr. Wolfson is a Ph.D. candidate at the Ackerman Center for Holocaust Studies at the University of Texas at Dallas, where he was the first recipient of the Belofsky Fellowship in Holocaust Studies.

Where: Museum of Texas Tech University, 3301 4th Street and Indiana Avenue, Lubbock, TX

When: Wednesday, October 25, 2017, 9:00am to 4:00pm

Open to: Grades 5 through 12 teachers, librarians, curriculum specialists

Hours earned: 6 in social studies or ELAR

Cost: Free.  Lunch is provided.

To register: Please visit http://thgc.texas.gov/about/educator-workshop-registration


“Do not say they cannot hear us
they hear us
they want to understand…
do they withdraw and fall back
because they hurt
where we no longer hurt”

- Charlotte Delbo, Auschwitz and After