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2011

Cherryville High School, Cherryville, North Carolina - USA

Cherryville High School, Cherryville, North Carolina - USA

Skype conference with 11th and 12th grade students and Simone Liebster.
December 15

Imagine Master Academy, Fort Wayne, Indiana - USA

Skype conference with 8th grade students and Simone Liebster.
December 12

South Side High School, Forth Wayne, Indiana - USA

Two Skype conferences with 10th grade students and Simone Liebster.
December 5

Thurgood Marshall Learning Center, Rock Island, Illinois - USA

Skype conference with 9th-12th grade students and Simone Liebster.
November 28
>> Educator comment

Teacher's Institute on Holocaust Study, Davenport, Iowa - USA

Teacher's Institute on Holocaust Study, Davenport, Iowa - USA

The 11th Teacher's Institute on Holocaust Study was held at St. Ambrose University. The Institute was sponsored in part by The Holocaust Education Committee of the Greater Quad Cities, St. Ambrose University, and Jewish Federation of the Quad Cities. An exhibit table by the Arnold-Liebster Foundation provided general information and curriculum materials for the teachers, student teachers, college students, and community members in attendance.
November 17

The Center for Holocaust and Genocide Education at University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa - USA

Center for Holocaust and Genocide Education

The Center hosted the Traveling Exhibit "Who Am I? Young Minds Forced to Choose" for students and the public at Walcott Elementary-Intermediate School, Iowa.
November 7-18
>> Article from the North Scott Press, December 7, 2011

Arizona Council for the Social Studies Fall Conference, Glendale, Arizona - USA

Held at Arizona State University's West Campus, the conference theme was "Get Connected Through Social Studies." Exhibitors Kristin Walter and Renee Ochsner provided information about the Nazi persecution of Jehovah's Witnesses and curriculum materials available on the Arnold-Liebster Foundation website.
October 28

Diversity Explored by Contrasting Choices/Contrasting Consequences During the Nazi Regime, Illinois - USA

Middle and high school teachers attended this workshop by Gaye Flowers as part of the Illinois Council for the Social Studies Fall Conference at Harper College in Palatine. During a Skype interview, Simone Liebster answered commonly asked student questions related to her family's experiences under the Nazi regime. An exhibit table featured curriculum materials related to the Nazi persecution of Jehovah's Witnesses.
October 14

Union, Connecticut - USA

Skype conference with a group of middle and high school students and Simone Liebster.
August 24

Salina, Kansas - USA

Skype conference with a group of middle and high school students and Simone Liebster.
August 3

Center for Judaic, Holocaust and Peace Studies at Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina - USA

10th Annual Rosen Summer Symposium "Remembering the Holocaust." Contributed to the Institute by providing teacher packets and curriculum resources. Diana Zientek presented information about the Nazi persecution of Jehovah's Witnesses.
July 17-22

Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, Skokie, Illinois - USA

2011 Summer Institute For Secondary Educators: Teaching the Holocaust
Contributed to the Institute by providing teacher resource packets.
June 20-24

Holocaust Documentation and Education Center, Hollywood, Florida - USA

Summer Teacher Institute on Holocaust Education
Contributed to the Institute by providing teacher packets.
June 13-17

North Windy Ridge School, Weaverville, North Carolina - USA

Two Skype conferences with 6th grade students and Simone Liebster.
June 2

Clyde A. Erwin Middle School, Asheville, North Carolina - USA

Two Skype conferences with 6th grade students and Simone Liebster.
May 24
>> Educator comment 

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, University of Massachusetts Boston - USA

Non-Jewish Victims of the Third Reich, a four-week course for adult learners, was offered during Spring Semester 2011 and facilitated by Janet Lemus. A focus of the course was Simone Arnold Liebster’s story as related in her book Facing the Lion: Memoirs of a Young Girl in Nazi Europe, highlighting choices and consequences of individual decisions. One student wrote: "Thank you for lending me your book. I'm returning it today and read every page of it. I found it irresistible; I couldn't put it down." Students at University Massachusetts Boston were joined by students at Cordage Park, Plymouth for a Skype conference with Simone Liebster on May 23.

Charles D. Owen High School, Black Mountain, North Carolina - USA

Skype conference with 10th grade students and Simone Liebster.
May 18

Lakewood Middle School, Salina, Kansas - USA

Skype conference with 8th grade students and Simone Liebster.
May 17
>> Educator comment 

Enka Middle School, Candler, North Carolina - USA

Skype conference with 8th grade students and Simone Liebster.
May 6

Richmond, Virginia - USA

Skype conference with a group of home school students and Simone Liebster.
May 7

Holocaust: Contrasting Choices/Contrasting Consequences - Then and Now, Illinois - USA

Marge Fulton and Gaye Flowers presented this workshop during the Illinois Council for the Social Studies Spring Conference at University of Illinois in Champaign. Featured was a Skype interview with Simone Liebster, who explained the challenges, choices and consequences she and her family faced in Nazi-occupied France.
April 15

Chimicum Middle School, Port Ludlow, Washington - USA

Skype conference with 7th grade student body and Simone Liebster.
March 28

Imagine Master Academy, Fort Wayne, Indiana - USA

Skype conference with 8th grade students and Simone Liebster.
March 4
>> Educator comment   

 

 

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