Resources For Educators
Gas chambers built by learned engineers.
Children poisoned by educated physicians.
Infants killed by trained nurses.
Women and babies shot and burned by high school and college graduates.
So, I am suspicious of education. My request is: help your students become human.
Your efforts must never produce learned monsters, skilled psychopaths, educated Eichmanns.
Reading, writing, arithmetic are important only if they serve to make our children more humane.
– A letter written by a Holocaust survivor to educators, published in
“Teacher and Child” by Dr. Haim Ginott, child psychologist and author
- Suggested Resources and Guidelines for Holocaust Education Week
- Recommendations for Teaching & Learning about the Holocaust
- Unit Plan Holocaust Mullin and Spangler
- Holocaust Matrix
- Shanghai Ghetto by Alexa Goldstein
- USHMM Guidelines
- Letters from Bach
- Night Teacher Discussion Guide
- Night Student Guide
- The Holocaust Project (Britannica Corporation)
- Righteous Persons
- Infusion of Holocaust Studies Matrix
- Study Guide REFUGE
- 2013 HERC Teacher Workshop Flyer October 20-21, 2013
- HERC Training Workshop 9.13.10
- Theresienstadt or Terezin? Ghetto or Concentration Camp? (PowerPoint Presentation)
- Florida’s Holocaust Mandate
- A Teachers’ Guide to the Holocaust books – FCIT
- Guidelines for Choosing Holocaust Books for Classroom Use (Consortium of Holocaust Educators)
- Conceptual Framework of the Florida Holocaust Curriculum (FAU Center for Holocaust and Human Rights Education)
- Books and Films Ideas and Suggestions (US Holocaust Memorial Museum)
- Teaching About the Holocaust – Antidefamation League Handout
- Understanding the Holocaust through Art and Artifacts Curriculum Guide – a supplementory resource for teachers examining the Holocaust with their middle and High School students.
- Timeline of Historical Events
- A Conversation with Elie Wiesel (Museum News, American Association of Museums)
- Vehicles of Genocide: Labor, Concentration, and Death Camps
- Study Guide for Number the Stars (Book by Lois Lowry – Guide courtesy of Glencoe)
- Holocaust Teacher Trunk – Each trunk contains maps, reference materials, classroom sets of books, videos, DVDs, historical fiction books and nonfiction memoirs and diaries. Teacher guides are included when available.
- “The Crayon Box that Talked” Activities
- The Risks When Connecting Bullying to the Holocaust
- Pyramid of Hate
- Why Simulation Activities Should Not Be Used
- Newspaper in Education: Learning from Memories of History – A 24-page newspaper insert in the Tallahassee Democrat.
- Recommended Books – For grades K-12 from the Center for Holocaust and Human Rights Education
HERC and WFSU Holocaust Film and Literature Workshop held on October 5th
- USC Shoah Foundation Institute – The USC Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education, with an archive of nearly 52,000 videotaped testimonies from Holocaust survivors and other witnesses, is part of the College of Letters, Arts & Sciences at the University of Southern California.
- Life In A Jar: The Irena Sendler Project – Protestant kids from rural Kansas, discover a Polish Catholic woman, who saved Jewish children. Irena Sendler and students from Uniontown, Kansas, they both have chosen to repair the world (Tikkun Olam). This web site shares the legacy and life of Irena Sendler, plus her ‘discovery’ for the world.
- Anti-Defamation League – The Anti-Defamation League was founded in 1913 “to stop the defamation of the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment to all.” Now the nation’s premier civil rights/human relations agency, ADL fights anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry, defends democratic ideals and protects civil rights for all.
- The Power of Good – In 1939, Nicholas Winton personally saved the lives of 669 children. Most of them were Jewish — from Czechoslovakia, which was soon to be occupied by the Nazis. He brought them to Britain and kept it a secret for nearly 50 years. In 2002 Queen Elizabeth II conferred knighthood on Winton. Winton, now 99 years old, is an immensely compelling symbol of how a caring person can truly make a difference.
- Teachers Guide Hana’s Suitcase Education Project – a teacher resource kit from the Montreal Holocaust Museum.
- Heroes: When Humanity Triumphs – published by The Afikim Foundation
- The Holocaust Booklet – published by the Tallahassee Democrat, 2007
- The Holocaust in Children’s Literature
- Overview Anti-Judaism AntisemitismJudaism is the oldest monotheistic religion. Throughout much of the faith’s history, Jews lived in territories
ruled by other groups.
- Holocaust Training Presentation 2020
“Two summers ago I got interested in the Holocaust while visiting the National Museum in Washington DC . When the time came for me to pick a history fair topic I knew The Hidden Children of the Holocaust would be perfect. Although I am not Jewish, the Holocaust intrigued me because I could not understand how the human race could be so cruel to itself regardless of religious preference.”