Centropa Summer Academy
20th Century history, the Holocaust and Civil Society in The Global Classroom
International workshop for 80 educators from the USA, Israel and Europe
July 5–12, 2018
An Event Not to be missed!
Our participants had the unique opportunity to spend 7 intensive days in the heart of Berlin, where they added to their knowledge base on 20th century history, Holocaust and civil society, developed and sharpened their tech skills, and formed partnerships with 80 other teachers from 19 countries.
Would you like to have a virtual CSA2018 experience? – Have a look at the presentations, lesson plans and videos created during the CSA.
What teachers are saying about CSA 2018
“The Summer Academy is not an ordinary seminar. You can see, feel, meet and touch the history from many perspectives. Teacher and experts from all over the world can join you in this “journey”. Just live the experience and become a member of it.”
“A once in a lifetime opportunity to meet people from all over the world and inspire each other to create great things for our students. Even though you return absolutely exhausted your batteries are charged for the next school year. Stimulating talks and discussions, a week spent with inspiring people. Knowledge, knowledge, knowledge.”
“Amazing! This has been one of the most inspirational professional development trips of my career. Students often regard history as a “one-and-done” event, with no connection to present day or their own lives. The CSA provides teachers with resources to help students see that history is all about life and that although events may have start-and-stop dates, they produce a ripple that continues to impact us long after the actions have ceased.”
Boone, NC, USA
“Thanks to the CSA, I became aware of the important role of the teacher as a story teller who is shaping students’ opinions toward history and the contemporary world. Centropa provided teachers like myself with the possibility to stimulate students using tools already discovered by colleagues and offering others tools of my own.”
“One of the best things during CSAs are when teachers are given the opportunity to show how they use Centropa in the classroom. I really enjoy seeing what other people do, thinking that it could be worth a try or even that I might be able to tweak what someone else has done and adapt it to my own circumstances and environment.”
Meet our speakers
Professor of Modern Jewish/non-Jewish Relations
Reporter covering Europe from The Washington Post's Berlin bureau
Berlin Bureau Chief, Financial Times
Head of the opinion pages, Der Tagesspiegel
Chief curator, Jewish Museum Berlin
Research Associate, Institute of English, Opole University
Dr. Patricia Williams Lessane
Executive Director, The College of Charleston’s Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture
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