No time for a field-trip to the Holocaust Centre? This in-classroom workshop saves you the time and costs involved in making a trip to the Centre.

The workshop is designed to cover one teaching unit. Questions by the workshop facilitator foster critical thinking and ideas about social responsibility, two core competencies of the new BC curriculum.

Information about workshops is asked and answered below. Contact us for further information.

What is an in-classroom workshop?

Rather than teachers and students visiting the Holocaust Museum, a docent comes to your classroom to facilitate a workshop about the Holocaust.

The in-classroom workshop consists of a short film, Pigeon, that focuses on decision making and rescue during the Holocaust followed by an interactive presentation by a VHEC docent.

Why should I sign up?

Outcomes for Students

Students learn about the systematic persecution of Jews in France and acts of rescue during the Holocaust. The interactive workshop stimulates thoughts among students about the choices we all make and about motivations for making them.

Outcomes for Teachers

No time for a field trip to the Holocaust Centre? This workshop saves you the time and costs involved in making a trip to the Centre. The workshop is designed to cover one teaching unit. Questions by the workshop facilitator foster critical thinking and ideas about social responsibility, two core competencies of the new BC curriculum.

We invite you to read workshop responses sent to us from students.

How long does a workshop last?

Sessions run 60 minutes for Secondary School classes and 45 minutes for Elementary School classes, or as per agreement with the Centre.

When are they offered?

Morning and afternoon in-classroom workshops are offered.

Who are the workshops suitable for?

  • Recommended class size is 30 students.
  • Recommended for students of grades 6 to 12 (can be tailored to secondary students)

What is the fee?

The fee is $85 per workshop per class of 30 students. If there are more than 30 students, we recommend booking two workshops.

Partial or full subsidies available by request.

How do I sign up?

You have two options:

  1. Please complete and submit the workshop request form below, or
  2. Contact Us

What else should I know?

  • Due to the high volume of requests for workshops, we recommend that you book at least two weeks in advance.
  • If you have to cancel, we appreciate a minimum of three days cancellation notice

What if I have more questions?

Contact us and we’d be happy to answer any questions you may have.

BOOKING FORM

  1. Complete this form to book an in-classroom workshop.
  2. We ask that you clearly indicate any special requirements for your group. 
  3. Once you have submitted your form, one of our staff members will contact you to confirm your registration.

Thank you for your interest in this school program.

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