The REMEMBER Program for Holocaust and Genocide Education has announced three initiatives for teachers and students.
The Holocaust Creative Arts Competition is open to all Charleston area students in grades 6-12. More than $1,000 in prizes will be awarded.
Accepted are visual arts, literature and multimedia entries on the theme "I Will Not Be a Bystander." Using lessons from the Holocaust, students are asked to consider actions that make them bystanders or upstanders. How can they create a more just society, both locally and globally?
The deadline for entries is March 7 with a reception March 29 and a display of all work at the Charleston County Public Library in April. The REMEMBER Program can arrange classroom presentations related to the Holocaust and the competition theme. Visit charleston remembers.org.
A workshop, titled "Teaching Tolerance, Fighting Hate," for middle and high school teachers will be Feb. 3 at the Charleston Jewish Community Center in West Ashley. A facilitator from the Southern Poverty Law Center will discuss classroom strategies and provide participants with curricular materials on the history of social injustice. Advance registration is required.
The Joe Engel Holocaust Education Grant offers $1,000 to promote Holocaust education in the greater Charleston area. Teachers in grades 5-12 are invited to submit proposals for curriculum development, acquisition of materials for students, continuing education workshops and/or student trips related to Holocaust studies. Deadline to apply is May 1.