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Choices Matter: Complicity and Action During the Holocaust

Thursday, January 21, 2021 | 3:30-5:30pm (PT) | 2 Clock Hours Available | Free

Presented by Melissa Mott, Echoes & Reflections

An examination of the range of choices and decisions made by individuals, communities and nations during the Holocaust is a powerful lens through which to study this period of history. This approach encourages deep critical thinking and analysis, and also serves as a catalyst to compel students to work toward making change in their own lives and the larger society. This learning opportunity examines the consequences of inaction and highlights the courage and difficult choices of those who rescued and resisted during the Holocaust. Educators will gain the tools to support students to implement an action-oriented project influenced by the lessons of this history, as well as how these lessons and more may be adapted to remote instruction.

Melissa Mott is the Deputy Project Director at Echoes & Reflections. A high school and college educator, Melissa taught English as a Teach For America Corps Member in Newark, NJ, while earning her M.F.A. in Writing from Rutgers University in 2015 and her Ed.M. in Comparative Education and Human Rights at Columbia University Teachers College in 2017. As a Fulbright Scholar in Poland, Melissa taught English at The University of Warsaw while researching genocide education and human rights.

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