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July 4 -11, 2022

The city is our classroom. For teachers.
Give us eight days. We’ll change the way you teach.

(and bring comfortable shoes)
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July 4 -11, 2022

This year, we're going to:

​​-explore Berlin’s most historic sites with top notch guides;

-discuss the city’s turbulent history with academics; 

-meet with politicians, journalists, and activists;

- expand your knowledge base and technology skill set;

-all while you and other teachers gather primary and secondary sources to use in the lesson plans you'll write during special sessions set aside for that purpose;

-and you’ll form cross border networks and partnerships with other teachers.

Highlights this year

JEWISH BERLIN

 

You will:

- tour Berlin’s historic Jewish quarter

- discuss the rise of German Jewry

- tour the newly remodeled Jewish Museum

- attend Friday evening Shabbat services in Germany’s last 19th century choir-led service

- meet with today’s young Jewish community activists who will tell us about being Jewish in today’s Germany

THIRD REICH BERLIN

 

You will:

- discuss 20 January 1942 at the Wannsee Conference Center

- tour Sachsenhausen and engage with historians

- stop at Track 17, Grünewald station, where Berlin’s Jews were sent to their deaths

- read Centropa interviews of Kindertransport refugees in the Anhalter Bahnhof

- tour the Holocaust Memorial, the Topography of Terror (SS HQ) & Babelplatz (book burning site)

COLD WAR BERLIN

 

You will:

- visit the Soviet war memorial to those who fell in the Battle of Berlin

- tour the Berlin Wall memorial

- discover the Palace of Tears station

- walk through historical communist East Berlin sites