Teaching Holocaust Literature available in Paperback
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Michael Berenbaum; Ida E. King Distinguished Visitor Professor of Holocaust Studies, Richard Stockton College and Former Director of Research at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum: "Anyone depressed by the state of American education today would be well-advised to read Teaching Holocaust Literature, edited by Samuel Totten, a series of essays by teachers of Holocaust literature. The work literally glistens with insight as it wrestles with how to communicate the awesomeness of the Holocaust to secondary level students. Its pages are filled with the wisdom of experienced teachers, who display a mastery of the material as well as keen pedagogical skills. More fascinating are the comments of the students who demonstrate not only the information they know, but the sensitivity to process it and incorporate it into their very being. Teaching Holocaust Literature is a lesson in how much can be taught when exciting teachers share important, though difficult, material with students whom theyprepare well for a journey of significance."
Samuel Totten is currently professor of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. Prior to entering academia, he was an English and social studies teacher in Australia, Israel, California, and at the U.S. House of Representatives Page School in Washington, D.C. Totten is also co-editor of Teaching and Studying the Holocaust, published by Allyn & Bacon.