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EDUCATOR IN MOTION

Holocaust Museum Houston
School and Community Outreach Program


What is possible beyond the walls of HMH?

The Educator in Motion program provides educational programming on the Holocaust, Genocide, Social Cruelty and Active Citizenship in school and community settings. A visiting museum educator will deliver programming at your site and provide all of the materials for the program at NO COST to you, your school or organization. Our program services are available FREE OF CHARGE to schools and community organizations within the greater Houston region. Virtual site visits are available for schools and organizations outside of our service area. The EIM program offers Spanish Language Support on all programming and is available upon request. Presentations can be selected from the following EIGHT choices:
 
Program One – "Images of the Holocaust"

Using photographs, film, eyewitness testimony and interactive activities, this program provides students with a historical overview of the Holocaust from the rise of the Nazi Party to the end of World War II. This program is best suited for students with limited to moderate knowledge of the Holocaust and is appropriate for grades 6-12.

Program Two – "Personal Narratives of the Holocaust"

Using film, diaries a poetry, students explore the personal stories of Jewish men, women and children during the Holocaust. This program includes an optional creative writing exercise in which students create their own poetry in response to what they learned. This program is best suited for students who have an understanding of the core fact of the Holocaust and is appropriate for grades 6-12.

Program Three – "The Possibility of Individual Choice: Upstanders during the Holocaust"

This program explores the range of rescue activities that took place during the Holocaust along with its obstacles and challenges. Using film and text resources, students examine the personal stories of individuals who made the courageous decision to rescue Jews during the Holocaust. Students also investigate modern day Upstanders and discuss what it means to be an Upstander in our society today. This program is best suited for students who have an understanding of the core facts of the Holocaust and is appropriate for grades 5-12.

Program Four – "Never Again? Contemporary Genocide"

This presentation introduces students to Raphael Lemkin and creation of the United Nation's Genocide Convention. This program includes an interactive activity in which students analyze case studies of genocides after the Holocaust and support their findings using the 10 Stages of Genocide model and the Genocide Convention. This program is best suited for students who have completed a unit of study on the Holocaust or are working on a post-World War II unit and is appropriate for grades 9-12. Please note: portions of the documents can be graphic in nature give the subject matter.

Program Five – "All Behaviors Count: Stopping Hate. Starting Here."

The ABC program examines the five forms of social cruelty - taunting, rumoring, exclusion, ganging up and bullying - and uses contemporary commercials, storytelling and poetry to highlight the negative impact these harmful behaviors can have on targeted individuals. Through guided discussions and interactive activities, students learn to identify and respond to social cruelty as empowered Upstanders and develop skills that will help them create positive, inclusive spaces for all. This program is appropriate for grades Pre-K-12.

Program Six – "Building Upstanders: Exploring the Power of Kindness, Empathy and Inclusion Through Children's Literature"

In this elementary school program, students participate in an interactive group reading of a children's picture book about the power of kindness, empathy and inclusion and the importance of using our voices to stand up for others. This program includes an art project in which students create their own "sensory figure," an activity that supports literacy and social studies skills, to discuss what they learned. This program is best suited for grades Pre-K-5.

Program Seven – "The Jewish Refugee Crisis and the World's Response" (available Spring 2019)

This program examines the obstacles and challenges of emigration under the Nazi regime and the ensuing Jewish refugee crisis in Europe prior to the outbreak of WWII. This program includes an interactive activity in which students explore the international community's response to the Jewish refugee crisis using political cartoons and surveys/polls from the 1930s. This program is best suited for the students who have an understanding of the core facts of the Holocaust and is appropriate for grades 6-12.

Program Eight – "Art Created Since the Holocaust: In Response To and In Memory Of"

This program provides a visual overview of artwork created during the Holocaust by Jewish artists in ghettos, transit camps, concentration camps and in hiding. Students will also explore the artwork of artists Samuel Bak and Alice Lok Cahana, two Holocaust survivors affiliated with Holocaust Museum Houston, whose works serve as a testament to this tragic history and honors the lives of the millions murdered throughout the Holocaust. This program includes an optional art project in which students will create their own artwork in response to what they learned. This program can be tailored for students with limited to extensive knowledge of the Holocaust and is appropriate for grades 6-12.


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