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October 2021

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Teaching with Testimony: The Voices of Displaced Persons
Teaching with Testimony: The Voices of Displaced Persons 3:00pm - 4:00pm (1h)
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Starts Sep 27, 2021 at 3:00pm
Ends Sep 27, 2021 at 4:00pm
This Echoes & Reflections webinar explores how to use visual history testimonies of displaced persons from USC Shoah foundation's iWitness and E&R-aligned activities to help students connect to global crises through the power of personal stories.
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Museums as Places of Trauma and Healing: Processing Visitor Experiences
Museums as Places of Trauma and Healing: Processing Visitor Experiences 1:00pm - 2:00pm (1h)
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Starts Sep 30, 2021 at 1:00pm
Ends Sep 30, 2021 at 2:00pm
In this conversation, Dr. Ershnee Naidu-Silverman, Senior Program Director of the Global Transitional Justice Initiative at the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience, discusses historical trauma and the strategies museum workers use to create spaces of healing for themselves, as well as their visitors.
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Holocaust Education in Uncertain Times: SEL Strategies
Holocaust Education in Uncertain Times: SEL Strategies 3:00pm - 4:00pm (1h)
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Starts Sep 30, 2021 at 3:00pm
Ends Sep 30, 2021 at 4:00pm
With the ongoing uncertainties of the pandemic, SEL strategies remain paramount for effective teaching. Using Echoes & Reflections content, this webinar will model recommended strategies to show how a study of the Holocaust can support SEL.
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The Jewish Multiverse: Judaism and Superheroes
The Jewish Multiverse: Judaism and Superheroes 6:00pm - 7:00pm (1h)
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Starts Sep 30, 2021 at 6:00pm
Ends Sep 30, 2021 at 7:00pm
Join the Museum of Jewish Heritage for a program exploring Jewish superheroes with comic book writers Chris Claremont (Marvel’s The Uncanny X-Men) and Marguerite Bennett (DC Bombshells), along with editor Danny Fingeroth (Marvel’s Spiderman Comics Line).
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Teaching about Contemporary Antisemitism - 3 Part Program
Teaching about Contemporary Antisemitism - 3 Part Program All Day
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Oct 4, 2021 (All Day)
Join Echoes & Reflections' three-part online course that examines the history of antisemitism, how it manifests today, and gain the tools to help students become agents of change and allyship.
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Analyzing Propaganda and Teaching Media Literacy - Mini Course
Analyzing Propaganda and Teaching Media Literacy - Mini Course All Day
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Oct 4, 2021 (All Day)
Explore Echoes & Reflections resources to support the teaching of analyzing propaganda and media literacy
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The Power of Young Voices: A Conversation with Alexandra Zapruder
The Power of Young Voices: A Conversation with Alexandra Zapruder 3:00pm - 4:00pm (1h)
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Starts Oct 5, 2021 at 3:00pm
Ends Oct 5, 2021 at 4:00pm
Join Echoes & Reflections with Alexandra Zapruder, author of Salvaged Pages: Young Writers’ Diaries of the Holocaust, as they analyze the writings of young people during the Holocaust.
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Why Media Matters: Media Literacy through the Lens of the Rwandan Genocide (against the Tutsi)
Why Media Matters: Media Literacy through the Lens of the Rwandan Genocide (against the Tutsi) 6:00pm - 7:30pm (1h 30m)
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Starts Oct 5, 2021 at 6:00pm
Ends Oct 5, 2021 at 7:30pm
Join Dr. J Wahutu Siguru (Media Studies, NYU) for a 90-minute workshop highlighting the importance of proper sources for teaching about genocide in the classroom and how to find them.
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2021 Elementary Educator Professional Development
2021 Elementary Educator Professional Development 9:00am - 12:00pm (3h)
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Starts Oct 8, 2021 at 9:00am
Ends Oct 8, 2021 at 12:00pm
Come get to know the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum in their first ever K-5 Educators’ Professional Development. Receive the tools, resources, and confidence you need to teach your students the importance of empathy, acceptance, and kindness through historical upstanders.
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"Never Shall I Forget": Creating Context for Teaching "Night" - Mini Course
"Never Shall I Forget": Creating Context for Teaching "Night" - Mini Course All Day
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Oct 11, 2021 (All Day)
Explore Echoes & Reflections resources to support creating context for teaching Elie Wiesel’s memoir "Night."
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Resistance in the Holocaust: The Uprising at Sobibór
Resistance in the Holocaust: The Uprising at Sobibór 2:00pm - 3:00pm (1h)
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Starts Oct 12, 2021 at 2:00pm
Ends Oct 12, 2021 at 3:00pm
On October 14, 1943 Jewish prisoners in the Sobibór death camp rose up against the Nazis. Hundreds managed to escape and to kill 11 SS guards. In commemoration of this stunning act, Echoes & Reflections will discuss resistance more broadly.
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Disability Awareness Month: Remembering The Nazis’ First Victims of Mass Murder
Disability Awareness Month: Remembering The Nazis’ First Victims of Mass Murder 8:30am - 9:00am (30m)
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Starts Oct 13, 2021 at 8:30am
Ends Oct 13, 2021 at 9:00am
During World War II, some medical professionals murdered patients who threatened the Nazis’ ideal of a “pure” German race. Life was cut short for an estimated 250,000 people under this program. Join the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum to learn about the victims—and the perpetrators, who instead of protecting their patients, ended the lives of those with mental and physical disabilities.
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Introducing USC Shoah Foundation's New iWitness Website
Introducing USC Shoah Foundation's New iWitness Website 3:00pm - 4:00pm (1h)
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Starts Oct 14, 2021 at 3:00pm
Ends Oct 14, 2021 at 4:00pm
In this Echoes & Reflections webinar, take a guided exploration of the new and improved iWitness website and be introduced to effective and approachable strategies to teaching with testimony.
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Inclusive Strategies for a Return to School
Inclusive Strategies for a Return to School 7:45am - 11:00am (3h 15m)
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Starts Oct 15, 2021 at 7:45am
Ends Oct 15, 2021 at 11:00am
The Holocaust Resource Center of Kean University is presenting an online conference for pe-service teachers and early career educators: "Inclusive Strategies for a Return to School". The session will feature Franklin Stebbins of Facing History and Ourselves. Participants will receive 3 PD hours upon completion of the program.
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The Holocaust-Era Archives of Pope Pius XII: The State of the Question
The Holocaust-Era Archives of Pope Pius XII: The State of the Question 1:00pm - 2:00pm (1h)
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Starts Oct 17, 2021 at 1:00pm
Ends Oct 17, 2021 at 2:00pm
You are invited to this webinar about the significance of these archives and this scholarship for Jewish-Christian relations. Following reflections by Vatican archivist Piero Doria, leading scholars—including USHMM’s Dr. Suzanne Brown-Fleming—will discuss their initial findings and how these documents may lead to a new understanding of this history.
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Connecting the Past with Today: Jewish Refugees and the Holocaust - Mini Course
Connecting the Past with Today: Jewish Refugees and the Holocaust - Mini Course All Day
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Oct 18, 2021 (All Day)
Explore Echoes & Reflections resources to support teaching about the experiences of Jewish refugees during the Holocaust how to connect the lessons of this history to today’s refugee situation.
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The Holocaust and Connecting Experiences: Reimagining Migration
The Holocaust and Connecting Experiences: Reimagining Migration 2:00pm - 3:00pm (1h)
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Starts Oct 19, 2021 at 2:00pm
Ends Oct 19, 2021 at 3:00pm
Using the Re-Imagining Migration Learning Framework, as well as the Echoes & Reflections principles of pedagogy, this webinar will prepare teachers to explore how they can discuss the history of migration and connections to today’s climate, as well as the responsibility at individual, local, national, and global levels in constructing welcoming and inclusive societies
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Hunting Nazis: Is it Still Justified?
Hunting Nazis: Is it Still Justified? 2:00pm - 3:00pm (1h)
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Starts Oct 20, 2021 at 2:00pm
Ends Oct 20, 2021 at 3:00pm
In this Echoes & Reflections webinar, you will hear from Dr. Zuroff himself and his thoughts on this topic.
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MSHEF Teacher Resources Webinar
MSHEF Teacher Resources Webinar 4:00pm - 5:00pm (1h)
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Starts Oct 20, 2021 at 4:00pm
Ends Oct 20, 2021 at 5:00pm
Join the Mark Schonwetter Holocaust Education Foundation and the Simon Wiesenthal Center; Combat Hate for an informational webinar. Learn about programs that are available for you to use in your classroom and how you can afford to bring them in. Open to teachers and educators.
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Women in Genocide
Women in Genocide 7:00pm - 8:00pm (1h)
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Starts Oct 21, 2021 at 7:00pm
Ends Oct 21, 2021 at 8:00pm
Join the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum for a discussion on the experiences of women in genocide as victims, perpetrators, and survivors.
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Nazi Thieves, Looted Art, and Stolen Legacies
Nazi Thieves, Looted Art, and Stolen Legacies 8:30am - 9:00am (30m)
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Starts Oct 25, 2021 at 8:30am
Ends Oct 25, 2021 at 9:00am
The Nazi plot to strip Jews of their art, furnishings, and even objects of little value was a sign of their greater ambition—to destroy a people and rewrite history. Watch live on Facebook to learn about some of the victims and perpetrators—and a mole who secretly documented the theft and hiding places of priceless art.
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Holocaust Education in Elementary School: Effective Strategies & Approaches
Holocaust Education in Elementary School: Effective Strategies & Approaches 3:00pm - 4:00pm (1h)
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Starts Oct 27, 2021 at 3:00pm
Ends Oct 27, 2021 at 4:00pm
In this Echoes & Reflections webinar, join Operations & Outreach Manager Jesse Tannetta to learn safe and pedagogically sound strategies, activities, and learning objectives to teach the themes of the Holocaust to younger students using the resources of Echoes & Reflections, as well as their Partner organizations ADL, USC Shoah Foundation, and Yad Vashem.
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A Day of Virtual Holocaust Learning
A Day of Virtual Holocaust Learning 7:30am - 2:30pm (7h)
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Starts Oct 29, 2021 at 7:30am
Ends Oct 29, 2021 at 2:30pm
The Leslie and Susan Gonda (Goldschmied) Foundation is hosting the Fall Holocaust Teacher Institute is scheduled for Friday, October 29, 2021.
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Anti-Gypsyism: An Overview
Anti-Gypsyism: An Overview 11:00am - 12:00pm (1h)
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Starts Oct 29, 2021 at 11:00am
Ends Oct 29, 2021 at 12:00pm
Join the Center for Holocaust & Genocide Studies at the University of Minnesota for a discussion about anti-gypsyism by Dr. Habiba Hadziavdic of Hamline University.
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Teaching the Holocaust, Empowering Students - 3-Week Online Course
Teaching the Holocaust, Empowering Students - 3-Week Online Course All Day
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Nov 1, 2021 (All Day)
Join Echoes & Reflections' November Three-Module Online Course—the final opportunity of this kind in 2021— to prepare to effectively teach about the history of the Holocaust and its powerful lessons for today.
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The Warsaw Ghetto: Life in the Midst of Death
The Warsaw Ghetto: Life in the Midst of Death 3:00pm - 4:00pm (1h)
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Starts Nov 2, 2021 at 3:00pm
Ends Nov 2, 2021 at 4:00pm
Of the over 1000 ghettos in Nazi occupied Europe, the Warsaw Ghetto was the largest, with almost half a million Jews trapped inside at its high point. In this Echoes & Reflections webinar, Yael Eaglstein - Yad Vashem educator – will provide you with deeper insight into how the Jews struggled to survive in this dark place.
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Online Educator Workshop: Teaching Difficult Subjects Creatively Through Art
Online Educator Workshop: Teaching Difficult Subjects Creatively Through Art 3:00pm - 4:30pm (1h 30m)
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Starts Nov 4, 2021 at 3:00pm
Ends Nov 4, 2021 at 4:30pm
Evelyn Rauch will instruct the teachers step by step on how to teach this workshop to their own students. Teachers will each create artwork and participate in a discussion about its meaning.
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October 2021

Teaching with Testimony: The Voices of Displaced Persons

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  • Mon, Sep 27, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Calendar:   Workshops
  • Location:  Zoom

Museums as Places of Trauma and Healing: Processing Visitor Experiences

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  • Thu, Sep 30, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
  • Calendar:   Workshops
  • Location:  Zoom

Holocaust Education in Uncertain Times: SEL Strategies

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  • Thu, Sep 30, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Calendar:   Workshops
  • Location:  Zoom

The Jewish Multiverse: Judaism and Superheroes

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  • Thu, Sep 30, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Calendar:   Workshops
  • Location:  Zoom

Teaching about Contemporary Antisemitism - 3 Part Program

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  • Mon, Oct 4 (all day)
  • Calendar:   Workshops
  • Location:  Zoom

Analyzing Propaganda and Teaching Media Literacy - Mini Course

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  • Mon, Oct 4 (all day)
  • Calendar:   Workshops
  • Location:  Zoom

The Power of Young Voices: A Conversation with Alexandra Zapruder

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  • Tue, Oct 5, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Calendar:   Workshops
  • Location:  Zoom

Why Media Matters: Media Literacy through the Lens of the Rwandan Genocide (against the Tutsi)

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  • Tue, Oct 5, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
  • Calendar:   Workshops
  • Location:  Zoom

2021 Elementary Educator Professional Development

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  • Fri, Oct 8, 9:00am - 12:00pm
  • Calendar:   Workshops
  • Location:  DHHRM & Zoom

"Never Shall I Forget": Creating Context for Teaching "Night" - Mini Course

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  • Mon, Oct 11 (all day)
  • Calendar:   Workshops
  • Location:  Zoom

Resistance in the Holocaust: The Uprising at Sobibór

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  • Tue, Oct 12, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
  • Calendar:   Workshops
  • Location:  Zoom

Disability Awareness Month: Remembering The Nazis’ First Victims of Mass Murder

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  • Wed, Oct 13, 8:30am - 9:00am
  • Calendar:   Workshops
  • Location:  Facebook Live

Introducing USC Shoah Foundation's New iWitness Website

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  • Thu, Oct 14, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Calendar:   Workshops
  • Location:  Zoom

Inclusive Strategies for a Return to School

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  • Fri, Oct 15, 7:45am - 11:00am
  • Calendar:   Workshops
  • Location:  Zoom

The Holocaust-Era Archives of Pope Pius XII: The State of the Question

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  • Sun, Oct 17, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
  • Calendar:   Workshops
  • Location:  Zoom

Connecting the Past with Today: Jewish Refugees and the Holocaust - Mini Course

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  • Mon, Oct 18 (all day)
  • Calendar:   Workshops
  • Location:  Zoom

The Holocaust and Connecting Experiences: Reimagining Migration

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  • Tue, Oct 19, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
  • Calendar:   Workshops
  • Location:  Zoom

Hunting Nazis: Is it Still Justified?

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  • Wed, Oct 20, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
  • Calendar:   Workshops
  • Location:  Zoom

MSHEF Teacher Resources Webinar

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  • Wed, Oct 20, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Calendar:   Workshops
  • Location:  Zoom

Women in Genocide

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  • Thu, Oct 21, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Calendar:   Workshops
  • Location:  Zoom

Nazi Thieves, Looted Art, and Stolen Legacies

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  • Mon, Oct 25, 8:30am - 9:00am
  • Calendar:   Workshops
  • Location:  Facebook Live

Holocaust Education in Elementary School: Effective Strategies & Approaches

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  • Wed, Oct 27, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Calendar:   Workshops
  • Location:  Zoom

A Day of Virtual Holocaust Learning

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  • Fri, Oct 29, 7:30am - 2:30pm
  • Calendar:   Workshops
  • Location:  Zoom

Anti-Gypsyism: An Overview

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  • Fri, Oct 29, 11:00am - 12:00pm
  • Calendar:   Workshops
  • Location:  Zoom

Teaching the Holocaust, Empowering Students - 3-Week Online Course

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  • Mon, Nov 1 (all day)
  • Calendar:   Workshops
  • Location:  Webinar

The Warsaw Ghetto: Life in the Midst of Death

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  • Tue, Nov 2, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Calendar:   Workshops
  • Location:  Zoom

Online Educator Workshop: Teaching Difficult Subjects Creatively Through Art

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  • Thu, Nov 4, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
  • Calendar:   Workshops
  • Location:  Zoom

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