Monthly Archives: April 2016

Notre Dame High School, San Jose, CA – April 20, 2016

by George J Elbaum Notre Dame High School is an all-girls, Catholic, college preparatory school with an enrollment of 630 students.  Since its founding in 1851, it has been the premier educator of young women of Silicon Valley based on … Continue reading

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Newark Memorial High School, Newark, CA – April 14, 2016

by George J Elbaum Newark Memorial High School (NMHS) has an enrollment of approximately 2000 student and high diversity: 35% Hispanic, 31% non-Hispanic white, 13% Asian, 11% Filipino, 8% African-American and 2% others.  Average class sizes range from 25 to … Continue reading

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American High School, Fremont, CA – April 13, 2016

by George J Elbaum American High School, with enrollment of 2000 students, teaches a World History course for sophomores which includes an extensive curricular exploration of the Holocaust.  As the culmination of that unit of instruction, teacher Wali Noori organized … Continue reading

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA – April 7, 2016

by George J Elbaum MIT is my Alma Mater, and I was invited by its Office of the Chancellor and MIT Hillel to give my talk there on April 7, 2016.  The audience of 50-60 was composed of students, faculty, … Continue reading

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Boston Latin School, Boston, MA – April 6, 2016

by George J Elbaum Boston Latin School (BLS) is a public “magnet”/”exam” school founded in 1635, making it the oldest school in the United States.  It serves an economically and culturally diverse population of 2350 students in grades 7 to … Continue reading

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Lighthouse Community Charter High School, Oakland, CA – March 21, 2016

by George J Elbaum Lighthouse Community Charter High School is a public charter school with 214 students in grades 9-12, located in a light industry area near the Oakland airport (see photo below).  Due to the high diversity demographics (83% … Continue reading

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JFCS Day of Learning, San Francisco, CA – March 20, 2016

by George J Elbaum The Jewish Family and Children’s Services (JFCS) has organized an annual Day of Learning since 2003, inviting students and educators from schools throughout California to participate in numerous workshops to gain a deeper understanding of the Holocaust and … Continue reading

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