Application Open for Fourth Annual Teaching with Testimony Program in Hungary

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 5:00pm











Teachers in Hungary are once again invited to join USC Shoah Foundation’s Teaching with Testimony in the 21st Century professional development program to learn how to construct their own testimony-based classroom activities.

The application for the fourth annual Teaching with Testimony in Budapest is now available here and it is due April 12. The session will be held June 30 to July 5, 2015, at Central European University.

During the week-long program, led by USC Shoah Foundation international training consultant Andrea Szonyi and other education experts, participants learn about the methodology of educational use of video testimonies and how testimonies can be used to teach about the Holocaust and genocide as well as everyday experiences of prejudice and intolerance. Participants will learn digital editing basics and how to create multimedia, testimony-based educational materials. Each educator will develop his or her own lesson that he or she will pilot in the classroom over the next year. issue

The following year, participants return for a follow-up session in which they present their lessons to each other and discuss their experiences teaching with testimony.

About 15 applicants will be chosen for the session in June. There are curently 55 Teaching with Testimony alumni in Hungary who reside all over the country and teach a variety of subjects and grade levels.

Also in Hungary, Andrea Pető, professor at Central European University, will give a talk on March 24 at the Archive of Budapest (BFL) on the methodology and theory of using digital testimonies from the Visual History Archive. The talk will be a part of launching the Archive of Budapest’s new website on the Holocaust in Budapest.