3/10/2008
 
Deadline for Warren Fellowship Applications Nears
 

HOUSTON, TX (March 10, 2008) – Applications are now being accepted for participation in the 2008 Warren Fellowship for Future Teachers at Holocaust Museum Houston.

Twenty-five pre-service teacher educators will be selected to participate in the prestigious week-long fellowship program, scheduled for May 18-23, 2008.

The program introduces university students preparing for a career in teaching to the history and to the lessons of the Holocaust and other genocides.

The Warren Fellowship for Future Teachers, supported by The Warren Fellowship Fund, is developing a corps of educators who want to learn how to effectively teach about genocide and the Holocaust. The fellowship takes place at the Museum’s Morgan Family Center, 5401 Caroline St., in Houston’s Museum District.

Participants will be selected by a faculty and Museum panel based on an application process that includes an essay about the importance of teaching the dangers of intolerance, prejudice and hatred to today’s students. Once accepted as fellows, participants attend a five-day, expense-paid summer institute designed to immerse the fellows in historical and pedagogical issues related to the Holocaust. Eminent Holocaust and genocide scholars will provide historical and academic content and university faculty and Museum staff will provide pedagogical context.

During the week, fellows also will have the opportunity to meet and work with survivors of the Holocaust.

Students who plan to teach elementary, middle or secondary school subjects of history, social studies, English/language arts, speech, art and foreign language are encouraged to apply for the fellowship.

Applications are available online at www.hmh.org and must be completed and returned by April 7, 2008. For more information, call 713-942-8000, ext. 123, or e-mail teachertraining@hmh.org.

The Warren Fellowship was developed by Holocaust Museum Houston with funding from survivor Naomi Warren and her family, through The Warren Fellowship Fund, to train future teachers on strategies and approaches for bringing Holocaust education into the classroom.

Holocaust Museum Houston is dedicated to educating people about the Holocaust, remembering the 6 million Jews and other innocent victims and honoring the survivors' legacy. Using the lessons of the Holocaust and other genocides, the Museum teaches the dangers of hatred, prejudice and apathy.

Holocaust Museum Houston is free and open to the public and is located in Houston’s Museum District at 5401 Caroline St., Houston, TX 77004.

For more information about the Museum, call 713-942-8000 or visit www.hmh.org.

 
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Holocaust Museum Houston
Morgan Family Center
5401 Caroline St.
Houston, TX 77004-6804
Phone: 713-942-8000



Holocaust Museum Houston is a member of the Houston Museum District Association and is located in Houston's Museum District.

Holocaust Museum Houston is an accredited member of the American Alliance of Museums.

Hours and Admission
 
The Museum is open to the public seven days a week.

Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, Noon to 5 p.m.


The Laurie and Milton Boniuk Resource Center and Library is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday. The Library is closed Sundays.

The Museum is closed for Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. For other holiday hours, visit the "Events" tab on the Museum’s Web site at www.hmh.org.

Effective April 15, 2014, admission rates for Holocaust Museum Houston will change. Please note the new rates:

Members FREE
Children under age 6 FREE
Students age 6-18 FREE
College-level with valid school ID FREE
Seniors age 65+ $8
Active-Duty Military $8
General Admission $12

Holocaust Museum Houston is free each Thursday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and on Memorial Day (May 25, 2015), D-Day (June 6, 2015), Kristallnacht (Nov. 9, 2014) and International Holocaust Remembrance Day (Jan. 27, 2015).

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