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Workshop for Educators: Analyzing Propaganda & Teaching Media Literacy

Cohen Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies
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"Analyzing Propaganda & Teaching Media Literacy: The Holocaust as a Case Study"

Workshop Description

Media Literacy skills have become essential for young people to successfully navigate and critical 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 theHolocaust through the lens of media, by examining propaganda deployed by theNazis 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 theHolocaust and support their students to critically analyze media in today’s world.

Learning Outcomes

1. Explore a sound pedagogy for the planning and implementation of Holocaust education in the classroom.

2. Receive a framework to guide students as they build media literacy skills through a critical examination of the role of Nazi propaganda during the Holocaust.

3. Identify opportunities to connect the lessons of theHolocaust with more current examples of hate oriented propaganda.

4. Build confidence and capacity to teach about media literacy and propaganda.

About the Presenter (updated!)

Cathleen Cadigan has more than twenty-five years of experience as a high school Social Studies educator. She currently teaches at Thomas Jefferson High School in Dallas, where she teaches dual enrollment United States History, as well as courses in African American Studies and Holocaust and genocide studies. She holds an MA in History from UT-Dallas and is a United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Teacher Fellow. She has been a facilitator with Echoes & Reflections for nearly five years and uses the content in her classroom almost daily.


Please learn more and register at The hard deadline for registration is October 5; we are not able to accept any participants into the workshop after that date.

This event is part of the Cohen Center calendar.

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