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Teacher Workshop | Thursday, December 3, 2020 | 3:30pm-4:30pm (PT) on Zoom | 1 Clock Hour. Free. 


Participants will receive teaching resources and best practices for teaching the Holocaust both online and in the classroom, as well as lessons and resources regarding the theme of resistance. The Defiant Requiem is the story of a group of Jewish prisoners in the Terezin concentration camp who used music to defy their oppressors, find courage, and sustain hope. Against the odds, the prisoners learned to sing Giuseppe Verdi’s "Requiem" in the original Latin.  

Presented by Branda Anderson and Paul Regelbrugge. 

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Branda Anderson is a graduate of Southern Illinois University with a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and a graduate of the University of Washington with a Masters in Teaching.  In 2013, she completed a Masters in Holocaust and Genocide Studies from Gratz College.  Branda has been a World History/Social Studies teacher at Kamiak High School in Mukilteo, Washington for seventeen years, and has participated in and presented at multiple Holocaust Center for Humanity (Seattle) teacher trainings. In 2011, she participated in the Holocaust and Jewish Resistance Teachers Program traveling to Washington DC, Israel, Germany and Poland.  Branda is an Alfred Lerner Fellow, a Powell Fellow, a Defiant Requiem Teacher Ambassador, and USHMM Teacher Fellow and Mentor.

Paul Regelbrugge is the Holocaust Center for Humanity's Professional Development and Curriculum Coordinator. He is a former attorney, former teacher in Chicago, Buffalo, Spokane and Kent, a United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Teacher Fellow, a Powell Teacher Fellow and Jewish Foundation for the Righteous Alfred Lerner Teaching Fellow, and author of The Yellow Star House.