This Educators' Open House is open to teachers and educators from around the region and is a chance to learn directly from OJMCHE staff about renowned photojournalist Ruth Gruber's importance to the topics of 20th century history, especially her photographs of Jewish refugees taken during and immediately after the Second World War. Included in the exhibit are photographs from trips to Ethiopia, the Alaska Territory, the Soviet Arctic, Palestine/Israel and North Africa.
Participants will also have the opportunity to have a 'Meet and Greet' with OJMCHE's education staff and learn more about the Museum's educational resources.
School Group Tours of Ruth Gruber, Photojournalist are recommended for all ages and grade levels. Tours that include information about Holocaust history will be offered to school groups in grades 6 and up.
This open house will satisfy the Professional Development Requirements for educators in the State of Oregon and counts towards 1.5 PDU's.
Attendees will learn how to prepare their classes for the Ruth Gruber exhibit; view clips from the documentary film about Gruber's life; tour the exhibit with OJMCHE staff; receive materials about the exhibit; learn how to tie this exhibit in with the Common Core standards and more.
Sponsor: Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education