Teaching Night by Elie Wiesel: A One-day Workshop for Educators


Registration 8:45am
Starts 9:00am
Close 4:00pm

In collaboration with the Hong Kong Holocaust and Tolerance Centre and Asia Society Hong Kong Center, Facing History and Ourselves is offering a one day workshop on teaching Night by Elie Wiesel.

This workshop prepares teachers to interweave a literary analysis of Elie Wiesel’s powerful and poignant memoir with an exploration of the relevant historical context underlying Wiesel’s experience. The accompanying teaching guide explores the central questions: How is our identity shaped and reshaped by the circumstances we encounter? How do tragedy and trauma influence an individual’s identity and choices? This approach develops students’:

  • Literacy and historical analysis skills
  • Social-emotional competencies
  • Historical understanding

Workshop participants will:

  • Learn a range of teaching strategies for students to process emotionally powerful materials
  • Learn about classroom-ready multimedia tools and resources
  • Receive a hard copy of teaching guide

PLEASE NOTE: all participants are required to read or re-read Night by Elie Wiesel before the workshop. Our work together will reply on participants having recently read the book. Workshop participants will receive a special discount offer. Please contact Mr Albert Wan from Bleak House Books for more information.

Facing History and Ourselves is a non-profit international educational and professional development organization with the mission to engage students of diverse backgrounds in an examination of racism, prejudice, and antisemitism in order to promote the development of more humane and informed citizenry.

The Hong Kong Holocaust and Tolerance Centre is a non-profit organisation dedicated to the promotion, across Asia, of education and awareness of the Holocaust and different genocides. The HKHTC actively promotes seminars, workshops, exhibits and remembrance events that use the lessons of history to prevent anti-Semitism, discrimination and genocide, as a way to advance tolerance and understanding among people, in order to make a positive contribution to our society and future generations.

*Event will be conducted in English.
*This workshop is designed for educators only. Please provide the name of your school/ institution at registration. 

If you have any enquiries, please contact Asia Society Hong Kong Center at educationhk@asiasociety.org.



Event Details

Sat 27 Apr 2019
8:45 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Asia Society Hong Kong Center 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty.

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