BACKGROUND AND INTRODUCTION:  WHAT YOU DO MATTERS

As classroom teachers, we know that your life is very busy. That is why you'll see that the directions below don't have a complicated curriculum guide that no one has time to read; but instead, offers materials that you can click and use tomorrow in a secondary Social Studies or English class--with copies, video links, and materials all good-to-go. 

The following lesson plans are available thanks to out Education Director Drew Beiter:

The Holocaust, Nuremberg Trials, and Human Rights

Post-Holocaust


ELIE WIESEL: SPEAKING TRUTH TO GENOCIDE

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Teachers, have your students walk in the footsteps of Elie Wiesel next year by using this lesson from the Robert F. Kennedy Center that was created by HRC Education Director Drew Beiter.

Seeing that Wiesel's signature accomplishment was the creation of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, this lesson allows your students to create a living museum in your classroom, one that is designed to teach and inspire parents, staff, other students, and the community.


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Yad Vashem ToolBox

 The Holocaust Education Video Tool Box uses short film to give teachers tools they can use in the classroom. In other words, the films are designed to help educators teach the Holocaust. The focus is on methodological and pedagogical suggestions, as well as practical materials and discussion points for classrooms and groups. 


From the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Holocaust Encyclopedia: The Museum's comprehensive resource on Holocaust history.

Videos for Perspective

Holocaust History Animated Maps

The Path to Nazi Genocide, 38:31 minutes

Why we remember the Holocaust 8:54 minutes

Confronting the Holocaust: American Responses 16:43 minutes

Confronting Hate Propaganda and Holocaust Denial, 4:41 minutes

Antisemitism Today, 5:45 minutes

What you do Matters 8:31 minutes