Anderson, Indiana

Anderson University to host Holocaust Workshop for Teachers

Mon, 2009-06-01 20:07 -- univcomm
June 1, 2009

Anderson University will host a Holocaust education workshop on Thursday, June 11, for Indiana high school and middle school teachers. The event is designed to provide teachers with a foundation in Holocaust content and methods that will enable them to develop and implement Holocaust units that are both historically accurate and appropriate for the middle and high school classroom.

The workshop addresses recent legislation enacted by the Indiana General Assembly which mandates that the study of the Holocaust be included in the curricula of every high school social studies department in Indiana.

heliosThe event will help "equip East Central Indiana's social studies educators with the tools they need to teach this effectively and to find the wealth of information that's out there," said Dr. David Murphy, professor of history at Anderson University. "There are scores of valuable resources out there. And that's something I think we could help them utilize in the classroom."

The initial proposal for the workshop came from Dr. Dan Jeran, former professor of education at Anderson University.

Presentations will be given by Murphy and Dr. David H. Lindquist, assistant professor in the School of Education at Indiana University - Purdue University at Fort Wayne.

Workshop details:

  • Date: Thursday, June 11, 2009
  • Time: 8:15 a.m. - 3 p.m. (registration begins at 7:45 a.m.)
  • Location: Anderson University, Decker Hall (Room 133). Get directions.
  • Cost: $35 (includes lunch, refreshments, and materials)
  • Participants should bring their U.S. and/or world history textbooks to the workshop.

For more information, or to register for the event, contact Dr. David Murphy at

About the presenters:

Dr. David H. Lindquist is an assistant professor in the School of Education at Indiana University - Purdue University at Fort Wayne, where he teaches courses in elementary and secondary social studies methods, secondary English/language arts methods, curriculum, research methods, and Holocaust education. He is a Fellow of the Teacher Fellowship Program of the American Gathering of Jewish Holocaust Survivors and a Museum Teacher Fellow and Regional Museum Educator for the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. He has been named a Distinguished Teacher by the White House Commission on Presidential Scholars.

Dr. David Thomas Murphy is professor of history and chair of the Department of History and Political Science at Anderson University, where he also serves as co-director of the University Honors Program. He is the author of three books and has been a fellow of the Free University of Berlin's Program for Advanced German and European Studies, of the Stiftung Volkswagenwerk, of Northwestern University's Institute for the Study of Jewish Civilization and the Holocaust, and of the Holocaust Education Foundation's East Europe Holocaust Study Seminar.

Anderson University is a private Christian university of 2,800 undergraduate and graduate students in central Indiana. Anderson continues to be recognized as a top Christian college: in 2008, U.S. News and World Report ranked Anderson University among the best colleges and universities in the Midwest for the fourth consecutive year. Established in 1917 by the Church of God, Anderson University offers more than 65 undergraduate majors and graduate programs in business, education, music, nursing and theology.

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