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Continuing Education

Teaching About the Holocaust

Date: 8:30am - 4:30pm PDT October 6, 2012 Location: Clackamas High School, 14486 SE 122nd, Ave. Clackamas, OR

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Clackamas High School, 14486 SE 122nd, Ave. Clackamas, OR

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, in cooperation with the Oregon Holocaust Resource Center are sponsoring this one-day workshop on Teaching about the Holocaust.

Teachers will explore historical content, current methodologies and rationales for teaching the history of the Holocaust, the use of literature and technology to teach about the Holocaust, and will learn about local resources available to them. 

The workshop is free of charge to middle and high school teachers and includes books and teaching resources from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. A continental breakfast and lunch will also be provided.

For more information about the event, contact Robert Hadley, Regional Education Corps, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, at or via phone at 503.880.5626 or Peter Mehlbach, Regional Education Corps, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, at

This training has been made possible with support from the David and Fela Shapell Family Foundation.

Click here to register

Please consider also joining us for How you Teach about the Holocaust: This Time

from 7-8:30 p.m. on October 6 at the Lewis & Clark College Graduate Campus.

Credit option information

Training participants have the option to purchase 1 semester hour of continuing education credit from the Lewis & Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling.

To earn credit students must attend the full-day training on October 6 plus attend a four-hour seminar on Saturday, October 27 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Oregon Holocaust Resource Center, located at 1953 NW Kearney St in Portland. 

Course name: Teaching About the Holocaust Seminar

Course number: CEED 866, 1 semester hour, $350

Instructor: Sonia Marie Leikam, M.Ed.

For credit-option participants please complete registration for the October 6 training by clicking the registration link above and print and complete the continuing education registration form (PDF) and return it to the Center for Community Engagement. 

About the Instructor

Sonia Marie Leikam received her M.Ed. from Portland State University and a Certificate in Holocaust & Genocide Studies from Georgetown University. She currently serves as the Executive Director of the Oregon Holocaust Resource Center and is a licensed middle and secondary level teacher with social studies and drama endorsements.