This course introduces social studies and English teachers to the scholarship about the impact of WWII and the Nazi genocide on Jewish lives and communities. Authentic artifacts and Holocaust survivor testimony are centerpieces of daily coursework. Through their work in this course, teachers will gain broad knowledge of the history of the Holocaust. The course strongly emphasizes inquiry-based learning and setting instructional outcomes while it incorporates fundamental history study, memoir and historical fiction, and research skills. Presenters include Museum staff, Holocaust survivors, and leading scholars.

New York City Department of Education teachers may register through the After School Professional Development Program to earn 2 P-credits towards salary differential requirements beginning in beginning in late May. Learn more by clicking here.  

Registration Information

To Register for P-credit (NYCDOE teachers)

Participants who are taking the course for professional development only may register directly through the Museum by emailing for an application.

This course is only open to teachers of social studies or English who teach about the Holocaust. If you teach another subject, please email to inquire if you are eligible.


Date Time
Monday, July 10 10:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Tuesday, July 11 10:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Wednesday, July 12 10:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Thursday, July 13 10:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Friday, July 14 10:00 PM – 3:00 PM