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EDUCATOR IN MOTION

Holocaust Museum Houston
School and Community Outreach Program


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Holocaust Museum Houston will provide a visiting educator to present educational programming on the Holocaust, Genocide, and/or Social Cruelty in school and community settings. Services will be provided FREE OF CHARGE thanks to generous grant funding we received to create the Educator in Motion program. Spanish Language Support is available upon request for any of our programs as well. Presentations can be selected from the following choices:

Program One – "Images of the Holocaust"

Using photographs, historical footage, and eyewitness testimony, this program provides students with an 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 knowledge of the Holocaust and is appropriate for grades 5–12.

Program Two – "Personal Narratives of the Holocaust"

Using survivor testimony, diary readings, and text resources, students examine the personal experiences of Jewish men, women, and children during the Holocaust. By reflecting on these personal stories, students gain a greater understanding of how European Jews perceived and coped with changing realities throughout the Holocaust and students are encouraged to empathize and emotionally connect to their stories. This program is best suited for students who have an understanding of the core facts of the Holocaust and is appropriate for grades 6 –12.

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

Using text resources and videos, students explore the topic of rescue during the Holocaust along with its obstacles and challenges. Students examine the profiles of individual rescuers and the courageous actions they took to help others in a time of need. Students also examine modern day Upstanders and what it means to be an Upstander in their school and community. 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 begins with an introduction to Raphael Lemkin, the coining of the term “genocide,” and an analysis of the UN Genocide Convention. Using text resources and primary documents, students investigate cases of genocide after the Holocaust and present their findings to the larger group. 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. This program is appropriate for grades 8-12. Please note: portions of the survivor testimonies can be graphic in nature given the subject matter.

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

In the “ABC” program, students examine the five forms of social cruelty—taunting, rumoring, exclusion, ganging up, and bullying—and learn to identify each type of social cruelty through contemporary commercials and Holocaust survivor testimonies. Students also learn how to respond to social cruelty as empowered Upstanders. This program is appropriate for grades K-12.

Program Six – "Building My Universe of Obligation"

Geared toward elementary aged students, participants reflect on the idea of a “universe of obligation” and are asked to consider the people to whom they are obligated. Students participate in a group reading of a children’s book that centers around diversity, inclusion, altruism, empathy, and/or social justice and discuss how they can expand their universe of obligation to include others. This program is best suited for grades K-4.

Program Seven – "Art Created During the Holocaust: In Response To"

This program introduces students to artists and artwork created during the Holocaust in various settings (of individuals in hiding, ghettos, and concentration camps). By examining the artists and artwork, students gain a greater understanding of the experiences during the Holocaust. 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 Eight – "Art Created Since the Holocaust: In Memory Of"

This program provides a visual overview of artwork created since the Holocaust and includes an optional art project students can create 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 3 –12.


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