The Julius and Dorothy Koppelman Holocaust/Genocide Resource Center of the Center for Diversity and Inclusion at Rider University has extended the deadline to Dec. 22, 2021, for a grant of up to $400 available to teachers of the Holocaust and genocide, according to a memo from the New Jersey Commission on Holocaust Education.
The application for the Joan Levine Keats Social Justice Teacher Grant can be found on the NewJersey Commission on Holocaust Education website. Keats, an outstanding educator who held a bedrock belief in the power of education to reinforce social values, was one of the founding members of the Koppelman Center at Rider.
Kindergarten through 12th grade teachers who are concerned with confronting prejudice and furthering social justice through the study of the Holocaust and other genocides are eligible for Keats grants. Teachers must submit a two-to-three-page proposal describing how they include in their classrooms the topic of the Holocaust or other genocides and how they would use the grant to advance their teaching.
First preference will be given to proposals to acquire permanent materials, such as books, videos and displays. Proposals for a speaker or a field trip, such as a visit to a Holocaust Museum, will be considered, as well. Teachers must include a list of estimated costs in their grant applications.