USD to Hold Seminar to Support Teachers

Seminar focuses on how to help those who teach dark periods from world history.

The University of San Diego has partnered with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum to host a professional development opportunity for secondary school teachers.

USD’s School of Leadership and Education Sciences will host the free professional development opportunity this Friday, October 8 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Warren Auditorium, Mother Rosalie Hill Hall.

"Teaching about the Holocaust" is designed to support teachers of grades 6-12 with tools for curriculum design and teaching methods for this dark period in world history. This full day program offers interactive learning, connections to local survivors groups and resources, hands-on program development tools and resource sharing. Each registrant will receive a certificate of participation, lunch, and valuable printed resources for use in your classroom.

Holocaust survivor, Hannah Marx will speak at the event. Marx was born in Germany and deported to the Riga ghetto in Lithuania in 1941.  From there she was transferred to the Stutthof concentration camp in Poland.  She was liberated at the end of the war in the Poland “death march” when Nazi soldiers evacuating prisoners were stopped by advancing Soviet forces. By sharing her experience, Marx will aide teachers in connecting with students on a personal level and brings to life the words in history books.

The Leichtag Family Foundation has also provided support for this event.

For more information or to register for the event, visit or call (619) 260-7585.

About the University of San Diego

The University of San Diego sets the standard for an engaged, contemporary Catholic university where innovative Changemakers confront humanity’s urgent challenges. With more than 8,000 students from 75 countries and 44 states, USD is the youngest independent institution on the U.S. News & World Report list of top 100 universities in the United States. USD’s eight academic divisions include the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Business, the Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering, the School of Law, the School of Leadership and Education Sciences, the Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science, the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies, and the Division of Professional and Continuing Education. USD recently concluded our successful $317M Leading Change: The Campaign for USD, which represented the most ambitious fundraising effort in the history of the university. In September 2016, USD introduced Envisioning 2024, a strategic plan that capitalizes on the university’s recent progress and aligns new strategic goals with current strengths to help shape a vision for the future as the university looks ahead to its 75th anniversary in the year 2024.


Pamela Gray Payton
(619) 260-4681