March 12, 2019
We had a great time working with more than 30 educators from around Philadelphia who came to our workshop at the National Museum of American Jewish History. They were an enthusiastic group, and most pledged to use our workshop in their classrooms. They had wonderful things to say about their experience at the workshop:
“[I enjoyed] learning how to engage the students through this type of exercise combining art, history, and teaching empathy.” John O.
“The idea of flipping the picture upside-down was so powerful and quite honestly, symbolic of the impact of the Holocaust.” Ariella L.
“[I appreciated] using visual art to understand and connect with history, to keep the memory and the impact of the Holocaust forefront, hands on, tactile.” Jean F.
“I enjoyed your family story. The hands-on component was fantastic and I enjoyed the whole workshop.” Denise T.
They also created beautiful portraits, you can view some of them here: NMAJH Portraits
Thank you to Ivy Barsky, Josh Perelman and the education staff at NMAJH for inviting us to work with them. Everyone should visit this wonderful museum next time you’re in the Philadelphia area.