Teaching the Holocaust is a required part of the curriculum in many states. But how do you teach Holocaust history with the level of sensitivity it deserves? Join United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Program Coordinator Bethany Nagle and Wendy Amato as they discuss best practices for planning memorable, effective lessons in multiple subjects. You’ll also learn about the free resources available to every educator from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.
Bethany Nagle is a Program Coordinator at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum where she identifies the needs of teachers and manages the development of the Museum’s educational resources for educators. She also assists with outreach to educators and professional development. Before coming to the museum she worked in education at various historical institutions in the DC Metro area.
Dr. Wendy Amato earned her Master’s in Education and Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Virginia. She holds an MBA from James Madison University. Wendy began teaching in 1991, has served as a Middle School Administrator, and still teaches at UVA’s School of Education. She has delivered teacher professional development workshops and student leadership workshops in the US and internationally. Wendy and her family live near Charlottesville, Virginia.
- Explore the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s educator resources
- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum lesson plans and classroom activities (including the timeline activity mentioned by Bethany)
- More information about the “First Persons: Conversations with Holocaust Survivors” program
- Join a free webinar with Bethany and Wendy to dive deeper into foundational resources for teaching the Holocaust
- Register for the free 2021 Belfer National Conferences for Educators