Topic: Department of Defense
Instructor: Patrick Crahan
Method: Face to Face (WRK)
Sponsor: Department of Defense
Center Offered: SWPD

Course Description:


The NEA Human and Civil Rights program, active in Europe as the Federal Education Association Europe HCR program, understands that education advocacy and social justice advocacy go hand in hand. In our work to achieve equal opportunity and social justice for all students and school staff, we provide student-centered, research-based, and educator-driven training programs that prepare our members to be powerful advocates for today’s students.  In addition, an increasingly diverse kaleidoscope of students and educators must feel welcome in our public schools.

To this end, the FEA Europe HCR program is bringing together experts in Holocaust Pedagogy, International Law, and Genocide Studies to present this two day course in various locations across Europe. 

This training will help educators understand and challenge the complicated and systematic narratives that are pervasive through all study of history.  They will also expand their field of knowledge using local memorial sites and introduce them to local experts who can enhance and bring deeper meaning to the prescribed curriculum and standards of DoDEA education. Educators will also explore the use of primary source documents in their classroom and become familiar with the Library of Congress Collections for classroom use.  Finally, this training will ask educators to synthesize and reflect both the complicated narratives and use of primary source documents and contribute to a USHMM-sponsored research project via a second credit option.

 The following are objectives for the course. 

  1. Explore both the necessity and inadequacy of perpetrator and victim narratives in Holocaust Education.
  2. Expand their field of knowledge of local sites and experts, as well as consider the unique opportunity afforded to DoDDS students.
  3. Discuss the responsible use of memorial sites.
  4. Understand and synthesize the importance of using primary source documents in the classroom.
  5. Use primary source documentation of perpetrators as well as victims to expand the scope of Holocaust learning and challenge preconceived notions.
  6. Synthesize and reflect on complicated victim/perpetrator narratives and practice their primary source research skills via participation in History Unfolded (

 Both universities use a grading structure of: A—superior; B—above average, C—average, D—below average; F—failing. The course assignment’s grading will fit into this same framework based on completion of all expectations and the quality of doing so.

Name of Course Instructor: 

Patricia Hannon

  • Educator at Hohenfels Elementary School
  • B.M.E and M.Ed. + 30 Graduate Hours to include fine arts, history, curriculum and instruction
  • Served as a teacher in DoDDS schools for 9 years
  • Museum Teacher Fellow, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
  • Experienced instructor at the college level

Other clinicians expected to present are:

  • Dr. Kevin Amidon, Associate Professor of German Studies, Department of World Languages and Cultures, Iowa State University
  • Giles Bennett, M.A., Institut fur Zeitgeschichte, Munchen
  • Dr. Christian Hartmann, Institut for Zeitgeschichte, Munchen

 Adjunct of Record is Dr. Liz Dunham, Europe East District Superintendent DSN 489-5902.

 Assignments and grading reports go to instructor.


Curriculum Vitae

 Patricia Hannon

CMR 414 Box 361

APO AE 09173

Course Documents:
Cost: $130
Timespan of Course:
October 9, 2016 to October 11, 2016
Contact E-mail:

Meeting Times

  • Location of Meeting: 
    Dokumentation Zentrum Obersalzberg, Berchtesgaden, Germany
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Course Number: EDU*6260*J3
Academic Term: 17/GW
Academic Level: GW
Semester Hours: 2.00
Subject: EDU