Letters

Letters Archive
Fall 2000, Vol. 9, No. 1 (requires Adobe Acrobat)
  • Rediscovering the New World
  • Holocaust Seminar Produces Curriculum
  • Arnold Rampersad to Present Harry C. Howard Jr. Lecture
  • Third Annual Robert Penn Warren Lecture on Southern Letters: William Styron
  • 2001/2002 Fellows Program
  • 2000/2001 Fellows
  • Nobel Laureate José Ramos-Horta to Speak at Vanderbilt
  • Holocaust Seminar Produces Curriculum

    During the 1999/2000 academic year, the Warren Center hosted "The Holocaust, Genocide, and the Teaching of Ethical Values," an initiative funded by the Zimmerman Foundation and the Tennessee Holocaust Commision to develop approaches to teaching the Holocaust. During the summer of 2000, a group of eight secondary school teachers from Middle Tennessee met at the Warren Center to refine and further develop the initiative's work. Their combined efforts culminated in the production of "The Holocaust and Other Genocides," a curriculum designed for secondary school teachers.

    The curriculum's four units focus on the history of the Holocaust; the cultural representation and memorialization of the Holocaust; the comparative study of genocides in Armenia, Bosnia and Kosova, and Rwanda; and the ethical problems posed by genocides. These units include primary sources, questions for discussion, and a variety of supplementary resources. Because the units were constructed with an interdisciplinary approach in mind, materials can be excerpted from them for use in humanities, social studies, language, and ethics classes. According to Paul Fleming and Sue Gilmore, two high school teachers from Nashville who participated in the Holocaust seminar, the curriculum is intended "to promote discussion at a high level, to help students face the 'unfaceable,' and to bring active understanding to the phrase 'Never again.'"

    Plans to publish and distribute the curriculum are underway.caust, Genocide, and the Teaching of Ethical Values," an initiative funded by the Zimmerman Foundation and the Tennessee Holocaust Commission to develop approaches to teaching the Holocaust. During the summer of 2000, a group of eight secondary school teachers from Middle Tennessee met at the Warren Center to refine and further develop the initiative's work. Their combined efforts culminated in the production of "The Holocaust and Other Genocides," a curriculum designed for secondary school teachers.



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