A 21st Century Resource Center

The Mercer County Holocaust-Genocide Resource Center is located on the West Windsor, NJ, campus of Mercer County Community College. We are dedicated to providing the most current resources on Holocaust and genocide education for the 21st Century classroom. Learn more about us at

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Critical Thinking Using Primary Sources Workshop Resources

Below find a series of links to documents relating to today's workshop.  They'll be available here at for your reference after today as well.  Please feel free to send questions and your feedback on today's workshop to

Resources & Links from Christopher Zarr of the National Archives:

Online Resources of the National Archives

Listing of Primary Sources on the Holocaust at the National Archives

National Archives - Suggested Methods for Integrating Primary Sources Into Classroom Instruction

Primary Sources - Examples from the National Archives

National Archives Document Analysis Sheets

Docs Teach - The online interactive resource that allows you to access and create classroom projects that integrate primary sources and  21st century technologies.

Resources & Links from William Fernekes:
Using Primary Sources to Study the Holocaust - Presentation Outline

Primary Sources in History: Breaking Through the Myths

Suggested Methods for Integrating Primary Sources Into Classroom Instruction

Resources & Links from Paul Winkler, Executive Director of the New Jersey Commission on Holocaust Education:

Salvaged Pages - the work of Alexandra Zapruder with tips on integrating primary sources into the classroom

The NJ Commission on Holocaust Education's website includes links to curriculum guides on teaching on the Holocaust as well as various genocides around the world, additional resources, and the mandate legislation regarding Holocaust education in grades K-12.

Don't forget to check out Facing History and Ourselves - an awesome resource for educators - and look into attending their upcoming workshop on The Holocaust and Human Behavior in Cherry Hill, NJ!

Want to involve your students in the fight against bullying?  Take your class for a trip to the KidsBridge Tolerance Museum at TCNJ, and join us for the Inaugural Kidsbridge Walk2Stop Bullying on Sunday, June 3! 

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Have you ever wondered how to connect Core Content Standards in English Language Arts and Social Studies with 21st Century Life & Career Standards like Critical Thinking & Problem Solving and Communication Media & Fluency while meeting the NJ State Mandate on Holocaust/Genocide Education?
Look no further!  This is the workshop for you!
Christopher Zarr, Education Specialist at the National Archives in New York City as our keynote speaker!  Not sure what the National Archives in NYC has to do with NJ Teaching?  Not only have they partnered with the NJDOE to link thousands of their documents to the 2009 NJ Core Curriculum Content Standards for Social Studies, they have also just released the awesome 21st Century Technology Tool DocsTeach that allows you to bring primary sources into the classroom through the latest in Web 2.0 technology! 
Ryan Lilienthal, Lawyer & Researcher with a Holocaust Family background
William Fernekes, Retired NJ Social Studies Supervisor and Human Rights Watch Student Task Force Program Advisor
We will empower you with the tools you need to guide your students into effective research while honing NJ State mandated core curriculum content skills and learning more about the Holocaust and genocide and their relevance to the 21st Century.

How's that for some all-encompassing PD?
Join us at:

1200 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor, NJ 08550
Tuesday, May 15
8:30 am - 2:30 pm
While registration is free, sign-up is required.  
To sign up, go to:  
Questions?  Contact us at