Echoes & Reflections provides in-person and online professional development to equip educators with research-based strategies for teaching as well as a comprehensive array of print and digital content to use in the classroom.

Facing History fosters empathy and reflection, improves students’ academic performance, reinvigorates teachers, and builds safe and inclusive schools. By integrating the study of history, literature, and human behavior with ethical decision making and innovative teaching strategies, our program enables secondary school teachers to promote students’ historical understanding, critical thinking, and social-emotional learning. As students explore the complexities of history, and make connections to current events, they reflect on the choices they confront today and consider how they can make a difference.


Lesson Plans and Teacher Tool Box

Created by award winning Holocaust and Genocide educator Drew Beiter, use these in-depth, easy to use lessons on The Holocaust, Nuremberg Trials, and Human Rights.

Have your students walk in the footsteps of Elie Wiesel by using this lesson from the Robert F. Kennedy Center created by  Drew Beiter. 

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


Blue Tattoo Educational Unit:

Blue Tattoo Educational Unit: We invite teachers to download the Blue Tattoo Film PowerPoint classroom unit  for grades 7-12.  It is intended to supplement your existing Holocaust related curriculum. The presentation includes background information, discussion topics/assignments and an edited version of the film, "Blue Tattoo: Dina's Story, Joe's Song. " 


Holocaust Books for Young Students

PJ Library, a program of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, is made possible locally through the Buffalo Jewish Federation. Families with kids ages 6 months through 8 years old with Judaism as part of their lives, are welcome to sign up, regardless of their Jewish background, knowledge, or observance. PJ Library has created a list of Holocaust books appropriate for young students. See the link here for further information contact: Nicole Bard, Buffalo, NY  PJ Library Director P: 716-204-2241: