Holocaust Museum Houston to Offer Summer Learning Experiences for Grades 4-12 in 2019
-Registration for four summer programs opens January 14, 2019-

In 2019, Holocaust Museum Houston (HMH) will host the inaugural Summer Learning Experiences, introducing four new educational programs to challenge the mind, activate creativity and inspire change. Participants will engage in experiential learning, social justice and advocacy through programs that combine art, service, performance and action. The one-week and two-week-long programs will run from July 8 through August 9, 2019, at the Museum’s newly expanded Lester and Sue Smith Campus opening this summer. Registration for HMH’s Summer Learning Experiences, for children entering grades 4-12, opens on January 14, 2019.

“We’re so excited to bring the Summer Learning Experiences to the Museum in 2019,” said Holocaust Museum Houston CEO Dr. Kelly J. Zúñiga. “This is the first example of the exciting educational programming we’re able to offer in our newly expanded building.” 

The Photography and Social Justice Summer Learning Experience, for grades 8-12, will teach students basic photography skills and the art of creating a photography project and exhibit. The program, running July 8-13, 2019, will use examples of photojournalism and human rights exhibits to inspire participants to use their personal lens to change the world. From July 15-19, 2019, students from grades 6-12 will participate in Model United Nations. Participants will research current genocides, examine the UN definition from the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide and hold sessions to evaluate, update and enforce the Convention.

With Sheroes and Heroes: Performing Arts and Personal Narratives, July 22-August 3, 2019, students in grades 6-12 will read and listen to survivor testimonies and tour the Museum exhibits. Then, they will work with their Experience Leader to write a monologue, skit, musical or dance reflection on what they have learned. Through their interpretation, they will demonstrate their reactions to what they have learned, the hardships of survival, the stories of hope and the people from whom they have heard.

The final week of HMH’s 2019 Summer Learning Experiences features Creative Concepts: Writing and Illustration of your own Children’s Book for grades 4-8. The program runs August 5-9, 2019. Students will engage in teambuilding activities, creative writing workshops and will spend time reading books that perpetuate the narrative of inclusivity, respect and upstander actions. Then, students will write and illustrate their own story on a similar topic.

Registration for the Summer Learning Experiences opens January 14, 2019, and can be found online at https://hmh.org/summerlearning.shtml. Cost per week is $300 for Museum members and $350 for non-members. For more information about the programs, please contact Alyssa Weinstein-Sears at summer@hmh.org or 713-942-8000.

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