pam2012.JPG“Holocaust Education is a journey to empower students to find their voice(s) in becoming a new generation of upstanders who will step-up and speak-up!”

“The ultimate challenge of education is to link knowledge to ones’ personal lives. Research indicates that the primary reason for school drop-out is the students’ inability to see any connection between what they are taught and their own lives. Experiencing history through live, first-hand accounts creates a personal and often emotional connection.”

Pam Bodnar - Pam is a counselor at Marsh Jr. High School, where she facilitates a nationally recognized peer mediation program. She is also a Teacher Consultant for the Northern California Writing Project and
and technology liaison for the Area 3 Writing Project. Through her NWP affiliation, she is also a member of the Memorial Library's Holocaust Educator's Network.

A few of Pam's resources:

  • Rwanda Trip blog - Follow Pam's 2012 month-long trip to Rwanda, Africa. Through support from Afripeace Chico, a non-profit student-run organization, five local high school students were able to travel with Pam and spend a portion of their summer as “ambassadors of peace,” traveling through Rwandan villages and cities building connections between American and Rwandan youth.
  • Rwanda Through Student Eyes: Our Hands Were Never Empty - Slideshow presentation from Rwanda trip.
  • Stereotyping Handouts:

    • stereotype poems models.doc
      stereotype poems models.doc
stereotype poems models.doc

    • stereotype activity.doc
      stereotype activity.doc
stereotype activity.doc