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Suggested Resources and Guidelines for Holocaust Education Week


Holocaust Education Week — November 9-13, 2020

Below you will find a list of free digital and print resources and guidelines to help teachers and students explore Holocaust history and bring those lessons to today. Teachers should choose content that is appropriate for their students based on their age, grade, and how prepared they are for Holocaust studies.

Holocaust Education Week is an enhancement of ongoing Holocaust education as mandated in the state of Florida since 1994.

Florida Department of Education Commissioner’s Task Force on Holocaust Education

Ms. Barbara Goldstein, Chair (Tallahassee, FL)

Committee on Holocaust Education Week 2020
Dr. Miriam Klein Kassenoff, Chairperson (University of Miami Holocaust Teacher Institute, Coral Gables, FL)

Ms. Cherie Arnette (Individual Member)

Ms. Maureen Carter (Individual Member)

Ms. Yael Hershfield (Anti-Defamation League, Boca Raton, FL)

Ms. Ursula Szczepinska (The Florida Holocaust Museum, St. Petersburg, FL)

1. Holocaust Education Week

  • Introduction to Holocaust Education Week as part of HB1213: Educational Instruction of Historical Events (HB 1213)
  • Reading of Proclamation for Holocaust Education Week
  • State Mandate to Teach about the Holocaust (Florida State Statute 1003.42 g)

2. Florida Department of Education Commissioner’s Task Force on Holocaust Education Sites

3. Guidelines for Holocaust Education

4. Frequently Asked Questions

5. Historical Overview of The Holocaust

6. Antisemitism

7. The Nazi Era/Jim Crow Laws (Encountering Racism)

8. In the Camps and Ghettos

9. Rescue and Resistance

10. Aftermath: The Voices of Holocaust Survivors Suggested Links and Resources

11. Using Testimony in the Classroom

12. Bibliographies and Additional Resource