Media Literacy skills have become essential for young people to successfully navigate and critical assess the ever-increasing amount of information they receive throughout their day – on social media, advertisements, television and film. Therefore, it is crucial for students to comprehend and identify how media, both historically and in contemporary society, can be used as a tool to incite hate and violence against certain groups.
This learning opportunity examines the events of the Holocaust through the lens of media, by examining propaganda deployed by the Nazis to discriminate against Jews and other minorities. Educators will gain the tools to facilitate classroom discussions on the role and impact of Nazi propaganda during the Holocaust and support their students to critically analyze media in today’s world.
A light breakfast will be available beginning at 8:30am and lunch will be provided halfway through the day.
Registration fees are non-refundable and non-transferrable. The last day to register for this workshop is October 5.
Presenter Bio: Cathleen Cadigan has over twenty-five years of experience as a high school Social Studies educator. She currently teaches at Thomas Jefferson High School in Dallas, where she teaches dual enrollment United States History, as well as courses in African American Studies and Holocaust and genocide studies. She holds an MA in History from UT-Dallas and is a United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Teacher Fellow. She has been a facilitator with Echoes & Reflections for nearly five years and uses the content in her classroom almost daily.
Location: Keene State College Library 142.