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Teaching Media Literacy and Empathy Through Primary Resources: Indianapolis

Hosted by Indiana Historical Society

Join the Indiana Historical Society for a workshop on media literacy.

July 12
9:00 am - 3:00 pm EDT
Indiana Historical Society
450 West Ohio Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202 United States

Event Details

Media literacy skills have become essential for young people to successfully navigate and critically assess the ever-increasing amount of information they receive throughout their day – on social media, advertisements, television, and film. Therefore, it is crucial for students to comprehend and identify how media, both historically and in contemporary society, can be used as a tool to incite hate and violence against certain groups.

This learning opportunity examines the events of the Holocaust through the lens of media, by examining propaganda deployed by the Nazis to discriminate against Jews and other minorities. Educators will gain the tools to facilitate classroom discussions on the role and impact of Nazi propaganda during the Holocaust and support their students to critically analyze media in today’s world.

Through presentations and hands-on activities, educators will also walk away with lesson plans and resources to ‘Do History’ in their classrooms and make connections to Auschwitz survivor, Eva Kor as we take a look at the exhibit Eva Kor From Auschwitz to Indiana.

Registration is free of charge. Participants of this workshop are eligible for 6 hours of PGP points as well as a $40 stipend Amazon gift card. Lunch will be provided. Workshop is geared towards High School educators but can be adapted for all grades.

Please reach out to education@indianahistory.org with any questions.

Sponsored in part by the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources Midwest Region Program, located at Illinois State University. Content created and featured in partnership with the TPS Midwest Region does not indicate an endorsement by the Library of Congress.

Additional support provided by Old National Bank Foundation, Echoes & Reflections, and the Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations Council.