February 2015
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Message from the Education Department

With the Spring semester upon us, we�re looking forward to a new season of reading! 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, we�re always available to talk about resources, new and old, and interesting ways to use them in your classroom, and we�re always open to new ideas from teachers and educators about what you�re using with your students. Are you teaching about the Holocaust in your classroom this semester? Let us know!

Spring Dates Still Available for Digital Curriculum Trunks

For the 2014-2015 school year, there is no fee to borrow Holocaust Museum Houston's digital curriculum trunks.

Each trunk contains a class set of iPad minis (30 total per trunk). Each digital device comes pre-loaded with 8 Kindle books for a variety of ages and an iBook written by the Museum's education staff that provides an overview of Holocaust and genocide history, with connections to literature and art. There are also links to appropriate Web sites, if your school permits student access to the Internet via outside devices.

Prices Lowered for Paper-Based Curriculum Trunks
Our 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 great addition to school libraries, classrooms, home schools or even non-profit organizations.

Professional Development

"Implementing 'All Behaviors Count' in School Settings"
Friday, March 27, 2015
9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Join Holocaust Museum Houston�s education team for a one-day workshop to learn about utilizing the Museum�s �All Behaviors Count� program in your classroom. �All Behaviors Count� is a free modular program that examines the five forms of social cruelty: taunting, rumoring, exclusion, ganging up and bullying. This program examines the role each of the five forms of social cruelty plays in both school life and in culture. This workshop has been approved by the Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented for six hours in Social and Emotional Needs of G/T Learners. The fee for this program is $20 per person, which includes workshop materials but not lunch. Registration is limited to 40 teachers and must take place by March 23, 2015.

Now on View:
"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.

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 the Education Department or a new educational resource you would like to share, this private Facebook group is a great way to get in touch with other Holocaust and genocide educators and professionals.


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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