1. What will attendees learn during your session?Why history is so important: we’ll go through certain historical events and how to get young people to engage with history. We will also discuss revisionism and why it is important to combat it, as well as how we are the gate-keepers of history, the power people wield to manipulate it. We’ll discuss how to report history and facts accurately, in as objective a way as possible..
History is not necessarily something that is in a textbook, nor is it names, dates, places or grandiose events. We live through history daily through events big and small, and it’s important to understand this and do our part in documenting history carefully and meticulously.
2. Why should someone attend your session?
3. Who is your session geared toward?
It’s geared more toward parents and older students, but it is also relevant to garnering interest among younger students. Some of the topics are sensitive, so I wouldn’t recommend this to anyone under 12.
4. What book are you reading now?"Pride and Prejudice." Somehow I never read this in high school and with the Kindle my wife gave me, I’m reading all the classics I missed in my teens. But next on my list is "The Gift of the Suitcase," which is a work of fiction based upon the historical events of Le Chambon-sur-Lignon, my main area of Holocaust research.
5. How can people follow you online?
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Paul Kutner is a graduate of the Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, and has taught at Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School in Manhattan, Poly Prep Country Day School in Brooklyn, St. Saviour Elementary School in Brooklyn and Lycée Georges Brassens in Paris. Kutner also served as the program dean of Oxbridge Academic Programs in Paris. At Oak Knoll, Kutner launched the school’s Global Learning initiative, which initiated exchange programs with schools in France and Spain. He is also actively involved in Holocaust research, specifically regarding a small French village that saved more than 3,500 Jews.