education

Resources

Trunks

Each trunk contains a class set of iPad minis (30 total per trunk). Each digital device comes pre-loaded TWO iBooks written by the Museum’s education staff, “Power and Possibility: Exploring the Holocaust & Genocide,” an overview of the Holocaust and genocide with connections to literature and art; and “Life: Survivor Portraits,” a collection of photographs and stories from local Houston Holocaust survivors. There are also links to appropriate websites if your school permits student access to the Internet via external devices. Additionally, each device holds 8 or more  Kindle books, each of which are referenced in the iBook lesson plan. In 2019, we launched our fully Bilingual Trunk which includes Spanish translated, Museum created, texts and Spanish/English books.

English Trunk

TitleAuthorNotes

"Genocide: A Comprehensive Introduction"

Adam Jones

Ages 14+
Nonfiction

"The Book Thief"

Markus Zusak 

Ages 12+
Fiction

"I Will Come Back for You: A Family in Hiding during World War II"  

Marisabina Russo 

Ages 5+
Picture Book 

"The Journey That Saved Curious George"

Louise W. Borden and Allan Drummond 

Ages 9+
Picture Book

"Number the Stars"

Lois Lowry 

Ages 9+
Fiction 

"Salvaged Pages: Young Writers’ Diaries of the Holocaust"

Alexandra Zapruder 

Ages 11+
Nonfiction 

"T4: A Novel"

Ann Clare LeZotte

Ages 10+
Fiction 

 "The Whispering Town"

Jennifer Elvgren

Ages 9+
Picture Book

Bilingual Trunk

TitleAuthorNotes

“The Boy on the Wooden Box: How the Impossible Became 
Possible . . . on Schindler's List” / “El Chico Sobre la Caja
de Madera: Memorias del sobreviviente más joven de la lista
de Schindle”

Leon Leyson                       

Ages 9+
Nonfiction

“The Diary of Anne Frank” / “El diario de Ana Frank”

Anne Frank

Ages 10+
Nonfiction

“Number the Stars” / “¿Quién cuenta las

estrellas?”

Lois Lowry

Ages 9+
Fiction

“The Book Thief” / “La ladrona de libros”

Markus Zusak

Ages 12+
Fiction

“Hetty, una historia real (Memorias y biografías)” 

Hetty Verolme

Ages 9+
Nonfiction

The Whispering Town

Jennifer Elvgren

Ages 7+
Fiction

“Power and Possibility: Exploring the Holocaust & Genocide” /
“Poder y posibilidad: Explorando el Holocausto y otros genocidios”

Holocaust Museum Houston                  

Ages 11+
Nonfiction

“Life: Survivor Portraits”

Holocaust Museum Houston

Ages 9+
Nonfiction

Each teacher that participates in this program will be expected to complete the evaluation form. The trunk must be picked up at Holocaust Museum Houston during normal business hours (Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.).

Our digital curriculum trunks are available on a first-come, first served basis. For the 2019-2020 school year, there is no fee to borrow the trunks for up to three weeks. Schools outside the local Houston area are responsible for paying to ship.

To request a digital curriculum trunk, please complete the Trunk Request Form. 

After completing the trunk program, please fill out the Evaluation Form. Your feedback is important.

For more information, call 713-527-1630 or e-mail trunks@hmh.org.

Lesson Plans

At Holocaust Museum Houston, we believe that education is vital to ensuring a more inclusive future with less hatred, discrimination, and violence. Therefore, we offer lesson plans for teaching the Holocaust, genocides, and social cruelty across history, created by the Education Department as well as teachers who work in partnership with the Education Team at the Museum. If you would like to submit a lesson plan to our website, we encourage you to contact the Education Department at education@hmh.org.

Holocaust Resources

Holocaust education is at the core of what we do. We believe that humanity must learn the dangers of hatred, discrimination, and apathy to help ensure a better future. Below, we offer language guides, digital resources, and recommended sites which will help you understand the Holocaust, and teach it in your classrooms, to your family, and to your community. These resources will help you understand the past, encourage you to apply these lessons to the present, helping to ensure a better future.

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Yad Vashem – The World Holocaust Remembrance Center

Facing History and Ourselves

Echoes and Reflections

USC Shoah Foundation

The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous

Vocabulary Terms Related to the Holocaust

Frequently Asked Questions

Human Rights Resources

The world of human rights education grows steadily. We hope that you will benefit from exploring these sites that we find valuable.

Canadian Museum for Human Rights

United Nations

Genocide Resources

Holocaust Museum Houston offers extensive resources, both on-site and off, related to the study of genocide and other human rights atrocities. Here you will find a collection of genocide-related materials to use in your classrooms. For more information on Genocide programming that can come to your classroom, visit our Educator in Motion page.

USHMM Responding to Genocide

United Nations

Montreal Holocaust Museum

Social Justice Resources

At Holocaust Museum Houston, we strongly believe that everyone should be treated equally and fairly, regardless of ethnicity, religion, gender, ability, orientation, nationality, socioeconomic standing, immigration status, or access to education. As such, here, you will find a list of social justice resources that will help inform your understanding of social justice and equality and will propose dynamic ways for you to get involved.

Teaching Tolerance

United We Dream

Race Forward

Southern Poverty Law Center

Project LETS

Zinn Education Project

Teaching for Change

Global Oneness Project

EduColor