Fieldtrips to the Museum truly help to complement a study about the Holocaust. Schools are encouraged to consider coming to the Museum to learn more about the experiences of survivors who settled in Houston after the war. Docent-led tours are provided for groups of 10 or more, and all tours and admission are free.

Due to space limitations within the Museum, tour dates may not always be available. Teachers should discuss fieldtrips with their principals and make plans early and should consider testing dates and grading periods so that the dates will work with the school’s calendar.

To request a fieldtrip, visit http://www.hmh.org/GroupTourRequest.aspx to complete the tour request form.

There also is a Group and Student Tour Guide that will help prepare students to participate in their docent-led tour. This guide is available for download at   http://www.hmh.org/Uploads/PDF/Group_Student_Tours_Guide.pdf.


“Inherited Memories:  The Holocaust as an Intergenerational Understanding"
Monday, Sept. 24, 2012, 4:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m
Morgan Family Center

Join Holocaust Museum Houston’s Education Department in the evening on Monday, Sept. 24, for “Inherited Memories:  The Holocaust as an Intergenerational Understanding.” This program will examine the Holocaust through the eyes of the second generation – the children of Holocaust survivors. Viewing two of the Museum’s latest exhibitions, “Inheritance:  Stories of Memory and Discovery” and “Blood Memory: a view from the second generation,” participants will be able to connect the use of artifacts and testimony to relate the history of the Holocaust to future generations.  This program will include a presentation by a member of Houston’s second-generation community, several of whom are available to present in Houston-area schools. The cost for the workshop – including materials – is $15. Visit http://www.hmh.org/RegisterEvent.aspx to register online. This workshop is contingent on 10 participants, and registration must be completed by Monday, Sept. 17. For more information, call 713-942-8000, ext. 105 or e-mail education@hmh.org.
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“All Behaviors Count:  Holocaust Museum Houston’s Social Cruelty Curriculum”
Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012, 4:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.
Avrohm I. Wisenberg Multi-Purpose Learning Center

Holocaust Museum Houston will present its anti-bullying curriculum “All Behaviors Count” at an evening teacher workshop on Tuesday, Oct. 23.  This modular program examines the five forms of social cruelty – taunting, rumoring, exclusion, ganging up and bullying. The program is grounded in an examination of the five forms of social cruelty and their roles in school life and in culture. Broadening the discussion to include other behaviors, beyond bullying, is significantly different than approaching bullying as a singular behavior. The program's focus on teaching about these five behaviors and how to respond to each in positive ways provides an extended pedagogical method in the school or work environment. This program takes examples from media and popular culture into the classroom, providing examples from television and Internet commercials of each type of social cruelty.  By doing so, the approach widens the experiences students see and discuss. The program will also address social resiliency skills – both intra- and inter-personal – so that students who participate in the program are prepared to address issues of social cruelty directly. The cost for the workshop – including materials – is $15. Visit http://www.hmh.org/RegisterEvent.aspx to register online. For more information, call 713-942-8000, ext. 105 or
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Holocaust Museum Houston has survivor testimonies available through its Web site (http://www.hmh.org/Testimonials/). These testimonial clips vary in length and permit educators to provide first-person experience in their classrooms, especially if a Holocaust survivor is not available to speak personally in their classrooms.

Some examples of 34 different testimonies include Leon Cooper and Celina Fein speaking about bystanders, Johnny Marino speaking about his experience as a liberator and Leo Heim asking what did the world learned about the Holocaust.


The Education Department is looking to learn more about work to stop social cruelty and bullying in schools across the country. We have created a brief, five-question survey that we hope you will take a few minutes to answer.  The curriculum the Museum piloted and will launch this fall will be updated often. Your help will assist us in making the right changes! 

Click here
to take the poll now.
Your responses to our survey regarding technology-based trunks were very helpful. We were encouraged to see so many responses in which full units of study were incorporated into your coursework, and a few people have elective-based courses on this topic. There was an overwhelming response that lessons created fit the 50-minute timeframe and that annotated resource lists are helpful.


"Journey of Hope" tells the inspirational stories of three individual Holocaust survivors – artist Alice Lok Cahana, philanthropist Naomi Warren and school speaker Walter Kase. Broken into three distinct segments focusing on these amazing individuals, this HoustonPBS production was nominated for a regional Emmy in 2005.


What our teachers are saying...
Comments from the 2012 Max M. Kaplan Summer Institute for Educators
  • "It reinvigorated my soul and allowed me to evaluate how I teach this next year and how to mold it for next year.”
  • “All of the programs were challenging, interesting, and inspiring. I paid for this program myself and I’m very happy I chose this professional development.”
  • “I love that you guys change up the Institute’s topic each year. I know that every year I attend, I’m grateful to learn something new."


Holocaust Museum Houston's “Adopt an Artifact” program allows visitors and school groups to help protect our collections for future generations in an inexpensive way. At only $10 per card, it's easy for a class planning a tour to help out.

Uniform worn in Buchenwald, 1944-1945

I am the uniform worn in Buchenwald by a Jewish survivor of the Holocaust who later found his way to Houston and helped establish Holocaust Museum Houston.  I was actually identified as the uniform of a political prisoner, a fortunate error that may have saved his life.



The Education Department of Holocaust Museum Houston is busy creating professional development opportunities for educators. In fact, look for us at two Texas state conferences – both the Texas Council for the Social Studies and the Texas Council for English Language Arts. We are also finalizing drafts for new curricula, including one that helps address issues of bullying.
If the Museum can help in any way as you prepare your units of study, please let us know at education@hmh.org.

-- The Education Department


Visit our Web site for lesson plans, resources for teaching about the Holocaust and other genocides and information about current exhibitions.  Educators can also order a curriculum trunk, request a docent-led tour or register for public programs offered at the Museum. 

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