Monday, August 14, 2017

Indiana AATG Immersion Day


For German teachers, from Indiana AATG:

"This year the Indiana Chapter of AATG will host their annual immersion day on September 9th in Terre Haute, Indiana. AATG members from all states are invited to join us for this fantastic opportunity at the member rate.

We will begin at the CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Education Center. A light breakfast will be available at the museum at 9:30 am followed by an interactive lecture with Eva Mozes Kor, a survivor of Mengele’s twin experiments, subject of the upcoming documentary “Eva,” and author of the book “Die Macht des Vergebens.”  

After lunch on the Indiana State University campus, we will consider how that past influences Germany’s role in the refugee crisis. German society is undergoing major changes with the absorption of thousands and thousands of refugees over the past few years. The media is saturated with stories, both pro and con, about this crisis. How can this topic best be integrated into current “Multi-Kulti” units? This workshop will offer suggestions, information, ideas, and strategies for creating activities. Participants will leave this immersion event with classroom-ready materials.

For participants who would like to stay in Terre Haute on Friday night, a block of 13 “AATG” rooms has been set aside at the rate of $114 per night at the SpringHill Suites. These rooms each have 2 double beds.
Anyone interested in touring the CANDLES Museum is encouraged to arrive early on Friday. The museum will be open until 4:30 pm on Friday afternoon, and Walter Sommers, a witness of the Holocaust and refugee from Germany, will lead a discussion at the museum at 1 pm.
For those in town Indiana AATG will also host an optional movie night at the Bierstube in Terre Haute at 7 pm. Transportation for those who would prefer not to drive to the Bierstube will leave the hotel at 6 pm and return later in the evening.
Terre Haute will also be hosting the “Blues at the Crossroads” festival on Friday and Saturday, so there is plenty to enjoy!



With warmest regards and mit freundlichen Grüßen,

Michelle Stigter, M.A., M.S.

Modern Language Center Director
Butler University
Jordan Hall 393
4600 Sunset Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46208


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