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10,000th Educator Trained on Echoes and Reflections

On February 12, Echoes and Reflections:  A Multimedia Curriculum on the Holocaust—created by the Anti-Defamation League, the USC Shoah Foundation Institute, and Yad Vashem—reached its 10,000th educator at a training session in Tampa, Florida.  The first official training session took place in 2005.  Since that time, the curriculum has reached 1.5 million students in 43 states around the U.S., and in Canada and Israel.

Rich with testimony clips from 51 Holocaust survivors, rescuers, and American liberators, and seamlessly integrated into 10 multi-part lessons, Echoes and Reflections explores major themes associated with the Holocaust.  Developed for educators of students in the United States ages 14 and up, the curriculum covers topics that include anti-Semitism, Nazi Germany, the ghettos, the Final Solution, and resistance.  Echoes and Reflections supports the study of world history, English/language arts, and character education, and was created in partnership with the Anti-Defamation League and Yad Vashem.  The National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME) selected Echoes and Reflections for its 2007 National Media Award.

Echoes and Reflections website