Thursday, August 14, 2008

Holocaust Curriculum Meeting

On August 14, a subgroup of the Hoboken Curriculum Committee lead by Ms. Marni Rosenblum (including Ms. Beth Tomlinson, Ms. Kathleen Kelly-Ynoa, Mr. Mark Taraszkiewicz, Ms. Janice Shikham, and Dr. Petrosino) met with Ms. Helen Simpkins, consultant to the State Commission on Holocaust Education, on materials and information to keep in mind when writing curriculum on the Holocaust and genocide. Ms. Simpkins was most informative and will be a great source of knowledge as we move forward revising our district's curriculum.

 We are very excited and honored to work with the New Jersey Commission on Holocaust Education in promoting Holocaust education in the Hoboken School District. By state statue, the Commission shall survey the status of Holocaust/Genocide Education; design, encourage and promote the implementation of Holocaust and genocide education and awareness; provide programs in New Jersey; and coordinate designated events that will provide appropriate memorialization of the Holocaust on a regular basis throughout the state. The Commission will provide assistance and advice to the public and private schools and will meet with county and local school officials, and other interested public and private organizations, to assist with the study of the Holocaust and genocide.

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