It is the mission of the Institute for Holocaust Education to provide age-appropriate materials for teachers and their students. The following links will provide the information needed for curriculum units that have been created with the assistance of the Institute for Holocaust Education:
Echoes and Reflections: A Multimedia Curriculum on the Holocaust
A curriculum created by the Anti-Defamation League, USC Shoah Foundation Institute, and Yad Vashem provides teachers with the opportunity to explore with students the conditions in Germany that made the Holocaust possible, and to consider what can happen when prejudice and discrimination are allowed to flourish.
Every day, students confront issues of prejudice and bias through the study of the Holocaust, the Echoes and Reflection curriculum helps students connect history with contemporary issues and develop skills to become active members of a democratic society.
Tak for Alt: Survival of the Human Spirit
The TAK FOR ALT film and curriculum are currently being used in high schools and middle schools across the United States.
The materials were introduced in Omaha, Nebraska in 2004, where the Institute for Holocaust Education and the Anti-Defamation League sponsored a number of activities related to TAK FOR ALT, including a seminar for educators, events at several area schools, and a community screening. The seminar for educators consisted of a screening of the film; a talk by Judy Meisel, the subject of the film; and an introductory curriculum workshop facilitated by the curriculum’s writers, Beth Seldin Dotan and Kathleen McSharry, and the film’s producer, Laura Bialis.
Omaha educators responded with overwhelming enthusiasm to the film and the curriculum; many Omaha area high schools use TAK FOR ALT in their classrooms
If you are interested in introducing TAK FOR ALT to your school district please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Hitler’s Courts: Betrayal of the Rule of Law in Nazi Germany
A DVD from Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center - an award-winning documentary in which experts in international law examine the perversion of law under Nazi rule and discuss how distinguished lawmakers were capable of complicity in the largest mass murder in history. “Hitler’s Courts” features archival footage and rarely seen photographs. Running Time: 35 minutes. Study Guide to be released in Fall 2009.
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Coming of Age in the Holocaust, Coming of Age Now
The Coming of Age curriculum includes twelve stories of Holocaust survivors and one story of an individual who grew up in the Mandate of Palestine during the same period. Each story reflects unique, individual experiences, and as a group, the stories provide a library of resources for learning about the Holocaust through personal narratives.
Students will reflect on the challenges survivors faced in maintaining their identities, responsibilities they assumed during difficult circumstances, sacrifices they made for others, and lessons they want to impart to the next generation. By studying the lives of survivors, students will grow in their understanding of the Holocaust and themselves, and develop a deep sense of what it means to come of age today.
Coming of Age is a project of the Museum of Jewish Heritage—A Living Memorial to the Holocaust [http://www.mjhnyc.org/] in New York in collaboration with Yad LaYeled – The Ghetto Fighters’ Holocaust [http://www.gfh.org.il/Eng/] and Jewish Resistance Heritage Museum in Israel, made possible by generous grants from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany [http://www.claimscon.org/] : The Rabbi Israel Miller Fund for Shoah Research, Documentation and Education. Director of the Institute for Holocaust Education, Beth Seldin Dotan, was part of the original team that worked on the concept and content of the curriculum in order to connect the survivor stories to the lives of young people today. Dotan is honored to have been a small part of the process for this exciting new project.
Four Stories of Rescue and Hiding
Testimony selected form the exhibition “The Jewish Child in the Holocaust” at Yad Layeled, a museum in Israel founded to commemorate the Jewish child during the Holocaust and which presents the Holocaust from a child’s point of view. Yad Layeled is located on the campus of The Ghetto Fighters’ House – Itzhak Katzenelson Holocaust and Jewish Resistance Heritage Museum. “Four Stories of Rescue and Hiding” provides testimonies with the true stories of hiding an rescue of survivor who were children at the time of the Holocaust. The stories reveal the spiritual strength, endurance, initiative and will to live, which children showed during a time of constant threat of destruction. Visual testimony and a work book/activity guide accompany the DVD.
Dreams Within Walls: Children’s Testimonies from the Time of the Holocaust
A study kit for Junior High School, developed according to the educational pedagogy of Yad Layeled children’s museum in Israel and provides students, an opportunity to learn about the world of their peers who lived in Europe during the Holocaust. Using excerpts from personal testimonies, the kit includes excerpts of children’s personal testimony, activity cards and authentic photographs which offer a glace into the diverse world of childhood in the ghetto during the Holocaust.