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Young Jews from around the world are draped with Israeli flags in the former Nazi German death camp of Birkenau during the annual Holocaust remembrance event, the "March of the Living" in memory of the six million Holocaust victims in Oswiecim, Poland, Thursday, May 2, 2019.(AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
Oregon State University
Published: 13 August 2019

 

Oregon State University’s College of Education will host a free, day-long curriculum symposium Thursday, Aug. 15 for K-12 educators who will soon be required to teach about the Holocaust and other acts of mass violence under a new Oregon law.

The symposium is believed to be the first of its kind in Oregon. It will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the OSU Portland Center, 555 SW Morrison St.

Earlier this month, Gov. Kate Brown signed into law SB 664, which requires Oregon school districts to provide instruction about the Holocaust and other genocides beginning with the 2020-2021 school year.

The symposium is designed for teachers, administrators and other education leaders. Speakers will discuss innovations in Holocaust and genocide curriculum design. The event will also provide opportunities for collaboration that can contribute to statewide conversations about the new instruction requirements.

Learn more about the event on Oregon State University's events calendar.

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