JOIN THE HMH EDUCATOR DISCUSSION
Holocaust Museum Houston hosts
several online discussion groups for educators. These forums are
divided into groups for elementary educators, middle school
educators, high school educators, and college and university
Teachers can join the
discussion forums by registering at www.hmh.org/ed_discussion_group.shtml. Each teacher must register by
clicking the Register tab in the upper right corner of the page
before being accepted into the forum. Participation in the
forums will permit educators from across the country to share ideas, ask
questions and discover new resources.
Here are just a few of the threads
currently open for these forums:
- At what grade level / age group
do you think the Holocaust should be introduced to elementary
- What Holocaust-related resources
are you using in your elementary classroom?
- What are the top 3 resources you
use for teaching the Holocaust and other genocides in middle
- Should "Night" be taught in the
middle school grades?
- What opportunities / challenges
are present as the Holocaust is taught in both the ELA and Social
- What are the top three
resources you use for teaching the Holocaust and other genocides in high
Sign up today and add your thoughts
on these topics or start a new discussion entirely.
PLAN NOW TO
JOIN HOLOCAUST MUSEUM HOUSTON'S 2011 STUDY TRIP TO
Holocaust Museum Houston
will host an affordable, educational tour of Germany, Austria and The
Netherlands next March for docents, volunteers and friends of the Museum.
The tour runs from March 12 to
March 24, 2011, but registration is required by Dec. 15, 2010.
The trip will focus on
Western Europe and the narratives of Holocaust history and memory and will
provide in-depth explorations of Holocaust history, suited to those
interested in studying and experiencing authentic sites of the Holocaust
The trip will begin in the city where the Nazis rose to
power, Munich, Germany. Participants will explore Munich’s history through
its landscape, architecture and historic sites, learning the storied
history of these structures and spaces. From Munich, participants will
take a one-day excursion to Austria to visit Mauthausen and Salzburg and
then return to Germany to continue explorations there before heading to
Chaja Verveer – a child
survivor, HMH Board member and commissioner of the Texas Holocaust and
Genocide Commission – will travel with the group, offering a very personal
and unique experience to her fellow travellers.
The cost for the
escorted motorcoach tour is $3,750 per person based on double occupancy.
Insurance and airfare are additional.
information about the trip, download the trip itinerary at www.hmh.org under the “Education” tab or e-mail email@example.com.
"THE ART OF MEMORY: A TEACHER WORKSHOP ON HOLOCAUST MEMORY AND THE
ARTS" SCHEDULED FOR THIS OCTOBER
Two major events that focus on memory and the arts in
relation to the Holocaust will be occurring this November – the temporary
exhibition, “Fragile Fragments” will open at Holocaust Museum Houston on
Nov. 5 and on Nov. 23, the Houston Symphony will perform
workshop, set for 8:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., on Wednesday, Oct. 27,
2010, will prepare teachers to undertake a study of the Holocaust and
the memories of these events as they are transmitted through memorials,
art and music.
session will feature Professor James Young, who will explore the
development of memorials and art to commemorate the Holocaust. Young
is professor of English and Judaic studies at the University of
Massachusetts, Amherst, where he has taught since 1988, and currently the
chair of the Department of Judiac and Near Eastern Studies.
The afternoon session will feature Lawrence Siegel,
composer of “Kaddish” and Dr. Mary Lee Webeck, director of education at
HMH, as they explore the significance of music in relating the experiences
of the Holocaust. Siegel has been composer-in-residence at the Eugene
O'Neill Puppetry Conference since 1999 and is also a nationally known
performer of traditional music on piano and mandolin.
This workshop has been
approved by the Texas Association for the Gifted & Talented (TAGT) for
five hours towards the TAGT Awareness Certificate in “Creativity and
Instructional Strategies.” Holocaust Museum Houston is
a provider of continuing professional education (CPE) approved by the
State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) whose provider number is
nonrefundable workshop fee covers workshop materials. Lunch is not
included. Visit www.hmh.org/RegisterEvent.aspx by Oct. 20 to
register online. For more information, call 713-942-8000, ext. 105 or
Teachers who plan to discuss the
"Kaddish" project or take students to see the performance, may also
find resources for developing their own study of music in response to
the Holocaust at http://fcit.usf.edu/holocaust/arts/music.htm.
WORKSHOP TO FOCUS ON RACE LAWS IN THE UNITED STATES AND
Most teachers probably have had students question how
the Holocaust is relevant to American history.
This interactive workshop,
"The Impact of Racist Ideologies: Jim Crow and the Nuremberg Race Laws,”
scheduled for 8:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011, will help
educators answer that question as participants explore the
racist ideologies that governed two different nations, albeit with
different outcomes. In this session, teachers will analyze the laws used to identify
and segregate minority populations, discuss the scope of these laws and
compare results of the laws. The day will involve many stimulus-based
discussions, lesson ideas, resource suggestions and discussions on how to
implement the workshop’s content into existing plans and programs.
Holocaust Museum Houston is a
provider of continuing professional education (CPE) approved by the State
Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) whose provider number is 500499.
The $15 nonrefundable
workshop fee covers workshop materials. Lunch is not included. Visit www.hmh.org/RegisterEvent.aspx to register online by Jan. 26, 2011. For more
information, call 713-942-8000, ext. 105 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
BEING ACCEPTED FOR 2011 YOM HASHOAH STATEWIDE ART, WRITING AND VIDEO
In observance of Yom
HaShoah, the annual Holocaust commemoration day, the Texas Coalition
for Holocaust Education sponsors an annual statewide art, writing and
video contest for middle and high school students in Texas. The 2011
theme is “Holocaust Literature - Witness of the Past and Challenge
for Today.” Visit the student section of the Museums Web site at www.hmh.org to download the
OF THE MONTH
The United States Holocaust
Memorial Museum offers an online Holocaust encyclopedia at http://www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/.
The encyclopedia may be used by teachers and students alike. Through
the search box, information can be located on most any topic related to
the Holocaust. The encyclopedia is updated on a regular basis by the
museum’s historians and articles contain links to further
information. Many of the materials are available in multiple