Simone Schweber

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Simone Schweber

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Simone Schweber

Goodman Professor of Education and Jewish Studies
Curriculum and Instruction (CI)

Goodman Professor of Education and Jewish Studies
Curriculum and Instruction (CI)

528-B Teacher Education Building  binoculars icon
225 N Mills Street
Madison, WI 53706
Office: 608/263-5856

Curriculum Vitae


  • Schweber, S.A., Hauver James, J., Kunzman, R., Barton, K., & Logan, K. (2015). Religion in the classroom: Dilemmas for democratic education. In Schweber, S., Hauver James, J, Kunzman, R., Barton, K., and Logan, K. (Eds.), New York: Taylor & Francis.
  • Schweber, S.A., & Findling, D. (2007). Teaching the Holocaust: A Handbook for Teachers in Religious School Contexts. Los Angeles: Torah Aura Productions.
    Abstract: This is a textbook designed for teachers of middle and high school students in Jewish congregational school settings. It includes pedagogical issues, historical overviews, activity suggestions and important terminology. Please bear in mind that it was not my choice for the book to have the ugliest cover known to humanity.
  • Schweber, S.A. (2004). Making sense of the Holocaust: Lessons from classroom practice. New York, New York: Teachers College Press.
    Abstract: Features close examination of different narrative treatments of the Holocaust by experienced teachers working with diverse groups of students in American public high schools. Focuses on curricular enactments within particular classroom settings and examines what students in each class learned (and didn't) about the Holocaust.


  • Schweber, S.A. (2018). Holocaust education in the era of Trump, US Holocaust Memorial Museum.
  • Schweber, S.A. (2017). Holocaust Education in a Global Context, Secretaries of Education for European Union Countries.
  • Schweber, S.A. (2014). Collaboration between Tel Aviv University and UW-Madison faculty, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv.
  • Schweber, S.A. (2014). The state of Holocaust education at the Gaza war, International Conference for Researchers on History Education, London, England.
  • Schweber, S.A. (2013). Reflections on Newtowne, one year out, National Council of the Social Studies, St. Louis, MO.
  • Schweber, S.A. (2012). Controversies and consistencies in Holocaust and genocide education, Columbia University, New York.
  • Schweber, S.A. (2011). Perversions of history: Visions of Holocaust history in fundamentalist schools, University of Washington, Seattle, WA.
  • Schweber, S.A. (2011). Learning to teach about the Holocaust, Presentation to social studies teachers (under the auspices of Jewish Foundation for the Righteous), New York University, New York.
  • Schweber, S.A. (2010). Holocaust education: An overview for teachers and administrators, Columbia University, New York.
  • Schweber, S.A. (2010). Holocaust education: An overview of research, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, DC.

Awards and Honors

  • Other
    Organization: Spencer Foundation
    Purpose: Scholarship/Research
    Date(s): 2019
  • Other
    Organization: Other
    Description: Awarded one-year grant in highly competitive process to serve as Principal Investigator for collaborative web-site curriculum development project for teaching about American Indians of Wisconsin on-line. Head a team with representatives from Wisconsin Public Television, Department of Public Instruction, Madison Metropolitan School District, Continuing Education, Native educators, and Wisconsin Tribal Elders.
    Date(s): 2014
  • Other
    Organization: Other
    Date(s): 2013
  • Other
    Organization: Other
    Description: While there, consulted with education division staff, guest lectured and modeled pedagogical formats. (
    Date(s): January 2006 - June 2006
  • Other
    Organization: Other
    Description: Generous funding included tuition, living stipend, travel and research funds for entirety of matriculation period. (Have attempted to buy clothing from The Limited in a small effort to repay generosity.)
    Date(s): September 1993 - June 1997
  • Other
    Organization: Other
    Date(s): June 1989
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