2009, No. 9

Education Department: 713-942-8000, ext.105

November 2009

 NEW WEB SITE OFFERS EDUCATOR RESOURCES

Holocaust Museum Houston's newly redesigned Web site at www.hmh.org offers many educational resources that teachers can use to prepare lessons. Many of the pages are available as Adobe Acrobat PDF downloads, which makes the information easy to implement in the classroom.

For example, thereample, there are one-page summaries of genocides in the 20th century under the Education/Outreach tab, as well as lesson plans and information on the Holocaust in general.

SAVE THE DATE FOR HOUSTON MUSEUM DISTRICT EDUCATORS OPEN HOUSE

Mark your calendars for the Houston Museum District Educators Open House, scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 23, 2010, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Holocaust Museum Houston. Holocaust Museum Houston will conduct educator sessions, as will other museums at their respective locations. For more information, call 713-942-8000, ext. 118 or visit www.houstonmuseumdistrict.org.

TEACHER TRAINING TO FOCUS ON "LITERATURE AT THE 'HOUSE OF LOVE'"

Houston-area Holocaust survivor Bill Morgan calls Holocaust Museum Houston the “House of Love” because he says it was built to teach about loving each other instead of hating each other.

Visit the Museum for a special professional development workshop scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2010 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. This workshop will focus on school age-appropriate literature for grades three through 12. The session will include information on how to incorporate the use of literature in all classrooms for all development levels, and classroom-use materials will be provided.

ELA TEKS addressed will have as their primary focus:

  • Reading/Comprehension of Literary Text,
  • Reading/Comprehension of Informational Text/Culture and History and
  • Reading/Media Literacy.

Social Studies TEKS addressed will include:

  • World History (18): identify examples of political, economic and social oppression and violations of human rights throughout history, including slavery, the Holocaust, other examples of genocide and politically motivated mass murders in Cambodia, China and the Soviet Union;
  • U.S. History (6):  analyze major issues and events of World War II, such as fighting the war on multiple fronts, the internment of Japanese-Americans, the Holocaust, the battle of Midway, the invasion of Normandy and the development of and Harry Truman's decision to use the atomic bomb; and
  • Social Studies Skills (varies).

This one-day event has a non-refundable workshop fee of $15 per teacher. Lunch is not provided. Register online by Feb. 1, 2010 at

WEB RESOURCE OF THE MONTH

The United Nations Cyber School Bus Web site at www.un.org/cyberschoolbus offers curricula and lesson activities to help teach about the United Nations and some of the documents developed within the organization, including a section on child soldiers and an activity based on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Dec. 10 marks the anniversary of the adoption of that document.   

 

GIVE A GIFT THAT MAKES A DIFFERENCE

Know someone for whom it is hard to shop? Make a donation to Holocaust Museum Houston in honor of that special person this holiday season.

A living memorial to the Holocaust, Holocaust Museum Houston inspires students and adults alike to challenge the evils of hatred, prejudice and apathy. Each year, thousands of students learn of their individual responsibility to take a stand and refuse to just stand by in indifference.

To accomplish our mission, Holocaust Museum Houston relies on the help of generous donors who believe that hatred can be overcome. The Museum's work is supported almost entirely by private donations and depends on donor support for its award-winning educational programs and global outreach that touches more than 2 million children a year around the world.

Visit www.hmh.org to donate online.


The Museum is open seven days a week. General admission is free.
Monday to Friday,
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday,
Noon to 5:00 p.m.

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

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ABOUT HOLOCAUST MUSEUM HOUSTON
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, we teach the dangers of hatred, prejudice and apathy.

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