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Subject:Worlds Apart But Not Strangers

Worlds Apart but Not Strangers

One of five satellite seminars around the country sponsored by the Holocaust Memorial Library in New York City, the Montana Holocaust Educators Institute will be held in Missoula, Montana from July 22-July 28, 2012. This institute is designed for individuals who currently teach or are interested in teaching the Nazi Holocaust and/or Indian Education for All, and would like to discover ways to make connections between these topics.

Worlds Apart Video from New York Memorial Library
Worlds Apart but Not Strangers flier


Worlds Apart Application

Worlds Apart But Not Strangers: Holocaust Education and Indian Education for All
A seminar in partnership with the National Writing Project and the Memorial Library
July 22-28, 2012

The application deadline has been extended to May 5th, 2012.

Applicants will be notified of all decisions in late April. Please address questions to Brooklyn Walter at or to Wendy Warren at

The Holocaust Memorial Library covers the costs of the seminar, so participants only pay a $135 credit recording fee to the University of Montana. On campus housing information will be available soon.

Email your completed application and personal statement to:

Wendy Warren,

Please include the following:

A. Completed application form

Worlds Apart but Not Strangers Application (word doc.)

B. A personal statement, no longer than three pages, in which you describe the following:

-The context in which you teach and the demographic issues that shape your students' lives both in and outside of school. In other words, identify an area of critical need in your school, town, or community that could be helped by teaching the Nazi Holocaust or Indian Education for All.

-Your own interest in the Nazi Holocaust and or Indian Education for All. Specifically, please address the following:

  • What draws you to this institute? What is it about the subject that engages you personally?
  • Specific questions you may have or areas of interest you would like to pursue, and/or any area in which you have already developed some expertise regarding Holocaust study and/or Indian Education for All.
  • What you hope to accomplish as a result of having attended the seminar. What are your goals for yourself and for Holocaust education and Indian Education for All at your school? How might participation in this seminar help you address the area of critical need identified above?

We don't expect you to be an expert in Holocaust or Indian Education for All scholarship or pedagogy prior to attending the seminar. However, we would like your essay to convey a sense of what it is that you hope to achieve, what knowledge, background, or perspective you will bring, and what it is that defines you as an educator. Knowing this about you will help us to select a varied and dynamic group of fellows able to challenge, inform, and inspire one another through their unique viewpoints and bases of knowledge.

The application deadline is May 5th, 2012.