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Message from the Education Department

With winter breaks upon us and chilly temperatures keeping us indoors, we�re using our spare time to read! Several great new books about the Holocaust, resistance and memory are on the market � perfect for young readers and teachers alike. If you�re interested in expanding your knowledge of the subject matter, the Museum's Education Department is always available to talk about resources, new and old, and interesting ways to use them in your classroom, and the department is always open to new ideas from teachers and educators about what they are using with their students.

Announcing the 2015 Holocaust Museum Houston Yom HaShoah Scholarship

Guidance counselors and teachers are encouraged to nominate a high-school senior who will attend a two- or four-year college or university, with matriculation to begin in the 2015-2016 academic year and who has exemplified part of the mission of Holocaust Museum Houston � to teach the dangers of hatred, prejudice and apathy.

Nominated students must submit a 500- to 1,000-word essay answering the question: "Why is it important to remember the Holocaust today?"

This scholarship is a one-time presentation of $500, to be used to support the student�s first year of college or university education. Nomination forms and student essays are due by Monday, Jan. 19, 2015.

Paper-based Trunks Available � NEW LOW PRICE

The Museum's paper-based trunks have traveled to almost every state � including Alaska. Now, it is time for them to find a permanent home. In an effort to give as many schools as possible the opportunity to own these resources, HMH has lowered the price of these trunks to $500. These trunks make a fantastic addition to school libraries, classrooms, home schools or even non-profit organizations. Check out the link below for more information.

Professional Development

�The Nanjing Atrocities:
Crimes of War�
Friday, Jan. 30, 2014
9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m

Lead by scholars from Facing History and Ourselves, this day-long workshop will invite educators to focus on a pedagogical approach to teaching difficult histories and reflect on the Siege of Nanjing and the choices of individuals in the midst of human rights atrocity. This workshop has been approved by the Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented for six credit hours. The fee for this program is $20 per person. Register by Jan. 28, 2015.

Opening Soon:
"The Art of Gaman"

In 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, which led to the incarceration of 120,000 Japanese Americans in the United States, including men, women, children, the elderly and the infirm, for the duration of World War II. The evacuation affected the entire Japanese American population on the U.S. West Coast. Allowed only what they could carry, they were given just a few days to settle their affairs and report to assembly centers. HMH members are invited to a free preview reception Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015.

Resource of the Month

The HMH Teacher Network is a place for teachers and educators who have worked with Holocaust Museum Houston to connect. Whether it�s a question for Education Director Dr. Mary Lee Webeck or Assistant Director Emily Sample or a new educational resource you�d like to share, this private Facebook group is a great way to get in touch with other Holocaust and genocide educators and professionals


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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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